Saturday, May 4, 2013

the feeling that one is on the edge of many things

"The feeling that one is on the edge of many things: that there are many worlds from which we are separated by only a film; that a flick of the wrist, a turn of the body another way will bring us to a new world. It is more than a perpetual expectation: yet sometimes the sense of richness is haunting: it is richness and yet denial, this living a half a step, as it were, from what one should be. The valleys are always green, but only the eyes, never the feet, are there...The feeling is always with us, but most in the middle of the morning."  

- Theodore Roethke, from Straw for the Fire

{photos from yesterday morning's walk - on the edge of many things}


  1. I love the dramatic variations of muted colour. A slow awakening on the edge.--lee (aka unknown profile)


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