A few words from T.S. Eliot today –
I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you
Which shall be the darkness of God. As, in a theatre,
The lights are extinguished, for the scene to be changed
With a hollow rumble of wings, with a movement of darkness
on darkness, and we know that the hills and the trees, the distant
And the bold imposing facade are all being rolled away—
Or as, when an underground train, in the tube, stops too long
And the conversation rises and slowly fades into silence
And you see behind every face the mental emptiness
Leaving only the growing terror of nothing to think about;
Or when, under ether, the mind is conscious but conscious
I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the
And a link to some beautiful animal images by Hua Tunan, including a bunny…
Happy Season all <3
Over the past few weeks I’ve heard privately from a few of you, asking me where I am, why I am so quiet…I hadn’t realized I was being quite so quiet as to draw attention to myself, but there you have it. Things have been a bit overwhelming in my world, much much stuff going on.Apparently there is a Grand Cross forming in the sky (planets opposed to and squaring each other, like a big monumental Easter hologram in the heavens), producing a lot of stress, pressure and change for a lot of people. Seems I am one of ‘em.Meanwhile, one of the things I’ve been tinkering away with, slowly here and there, is trying to get another site going, just for photos. I’m thinking to make Follow Your Nose a bit more of a writing / musing / iPhone space, and to make the other site, KathAphoto, a place for more finished photography.
It’s still new, still taking shape, just a couple of posts up, but I’m hungry for any kind of feedback, of course, so if you’d like to stop on by at some point, I’d be most grateful.
And for now, some more old scans, of Easter, of that monumental Christian symbol, in other lands -
Hope to be more vocal soon
Weekly Photo Challenge – Monument
Weekly photo challenge – perspective
In the alleyway just down from my house, there’s the expected graffiti on the garage doors, but more unusual are the bits of installation art that appear.
This one of the heart has been most striking.
It began on one side of the alley, on a kind of plywood sliding wall, and has morphed over time, its paper images and fold-out doors peeling away in the weather, then magically sprouting new imagery in its centre.
After several incarnations on the plywood wall, one day it had been moved to the other side of the alley, near someone’s rear doorway. It continues to evolve. The images continue to shift. Over time it’s become a highlight of the walk down the alley – to see what new elements have arisen in the night.
I’ve been thinking I must contribute to it at some point, adding some new element, some small sprinkle of love before we leave the neighbourhood.
Weekly Photo Challenge – Three