These fragments I have shored against my ruins. -T.S. Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.  -T.S. Eliot
Showing posts with label home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label home. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The past and the future pressing so hard on either side


My life, the most truthful one, is unrecognizable, extremely interior, and there is no single word that gives it meaning.

-Clarice Lispector
 
Image: Kerry Murray, Penhas Douradas, Serra da Estrela
Title: Evelyn Waugh

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Both eager and afraid to fall in




















That uncrossable gulf between home and away.
-Steve Himmer, excerpt from The Importance of Unwritten Postcards

Image: Jan and Hubert Van Eyck, L’Agneau Mystique (The Ghent Altarpiece), 1432
Title: Rainer Maria Rilke, from Early Journals

Monday, March 4, 2013

The most mysterious of domains


























   We are homesick most for the places we have never known.
   -Carson McCullers
     Image: Georg Bartisch, Ophthalmodouleia (1583)
               Title: Paul Eluard

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Consider incompleteness as a verb


























That uncrossable gulf between home and away.
-Steve Himmer, excerpt from The Importance of Unwritten Postcards

Image: Plate photographed through tissue. The frontispiece to The Giant-Killer: or, The Battle Which All Must Fight, by A.L.O.E. (Charlotte Maria Tucker, 1856). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 12, 2006.
Title: Anne Carson, Plainwater