Particles of truth

Particles of Truth

flickr CC:  seaoat
flickr CC: seaoat

“Writing is a long process of introspection; it is a voyage toward the darkest caverns of consciousness, a long, slow meditation. I write feeling my way in silence, and along the way discover particles of truth, small crystals that fit in the palm of one hand and justify my passage through this world.”
Isabel Allende, Paula

photo by Liz Cadorette, flickr CC license emcadorette
photo by Liz Cadorette, flickr CC license emcadorette

“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.”
Isabel Allende

up close with a California autumn leaf
up close with a California autumn leaf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Seashell Sunset

English: Ancient tree above Argill Beck Little...
English: Ancient tree above Argill Beck Little Fell on the far horizon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.”
Isabel AllendePortrait in Sepia

Tree Fungus
Tree Fungus (Photo credit: Jon Pinder)
English: Bracket fungi on dead tree
English: Bracket fungi on dead tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Fungi growing on tree bark
English: Fungi growing on tree bark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“As I travel through life,
I gather experiences that lie imprinted on the
deepest strata of memory,
and there they ferment,
are transformed,
and sometimes rise to the surface
and sprout like strange plants from other worlds.
What is the fertile humus
of the subconscious composed of?
Why are certain images converted
into recurrent themes
in nightmares or writing?”

Tree fungus
Tree fungus (Photo credit: sam cartelli)

Isabel AllendeThe Sum of Our Days

Dead, Shriveled Leaf
Dead, Shriveled Leaf (Photo credit: martinhoward)

If I didn’t write my soul would dry up and die.
Isabel Allende

Suomi: Aalto vyöryy yli Kallon kallion.
Suomi: Aalto vyöryy yli Kallon kallion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Clear Blue Waters
Clear Blue Waters (Photo credit: riacale)

The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.
Rabindranath Tagore

GA gold panning
GA gold panning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Leo Tolstoy

Lungta-style prayer flags hang along a mountai...
Lungta-style prayer flags hang along a mountain path in Nepal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end;
if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin,
and in the end, despair.
C. S. Lewis

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  1. I changed themes with this post. Please let me know if you agree that this was a good decision or not. I kind of like the change, but I can easily switch back if people find this more cumbersome or more difficult to read. Thank you for reading my blog posts!

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