Saturday, November 03, 2018

Sun and Stone


"I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness―in a landscape selected at random―is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern―to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal."

- Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

2 comments:

Jeff said...

That’s a beautifully crafted image. I’ve found B&W seascapes exceedingly difficult. This gives me inspiration tp persevere.

Louis Dallara said...

Great post, i love the water and rocks.