elegy earthdescent

“…it becomes so simple when you surrender grief to the ongoing act of living.” — Richard Wagamese, Embers (2016)
“We are children of our landscape, it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.” — Lawrence Durrell, Justine (1957)
“Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.” — Minor White
“He had tried so long to be a gentleman. Tried to fit in…to be normal, to be like everyone else.” — Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk (2014)
“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” — The Talmud
“a vastness of mind meeting a vastness of space.” — Sally Mann, A Thousand Crossings (2018)
“By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp.” — Cormac McCarthy, The Road (2006)
“The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time, (1913)
“We mourn the self we abandon.” — Robert Bly, excerpt Julia Cameron's The Artists Way, (1992)
“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (1960)
"Earth has no sorrows that earth cannot heal.” — John Muir (1912)
“Each the other’s world entire.” — Cormac McCarthy, The Road (2006)
“Come forth into the light. Let nature be your teacher.” — William Wordsworth, excerpt Julia Cameron's, The Artists Way, (1992)
“The idea of hope, of answers, of salvation just beyond the horizon.” — Richard Wagamese, One Native Life (2008)
“I’m feeling quiet inside…It is a deep and simple hush.” — Helen Macdonald, H is for Hawk (2014)
“So that’s what we’ve done, gotten by, out on the edges of things, where no one was watching us too closely.” — Neil Gaiman, American Gods (2001)
“This is happiness to be dissolved into something complete and great.” — Willa Cather, My Antonia (1918)
earth descent | book one: elegy