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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Deep Silence

...the proud ones are
but for a moment,
like an evening dream in springtime.
Heike Monogatari
(14th Century)

“The evenings.  Such peace.  Sounds like the splash of a duck landing on the water, the scream of an osprey, came across miles with a clarity that was first incredible – and then mysterious because, like a cry in an empty house, it seemed to make the silence, the peace, more intense.  Almost as if sounds were there to distinguish the silence, and not the reverse.”  John Fowles (The Magus)