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“We shall not cease from exploration, . . . “   2 comments

Ventanna Canyon  (1 of 1) blogVentana Canyon Panorama — Image by kenne

We shall not cease from exploration,

and the end of all our exploring

will be to arrive where we started

and know the place for the first time.

— T. S. Eliot

There Is Clarity In The Moment, Only To Be Followed By A Non Sequitur   2 comments

Ventana Canyon Brittlebush (1 of 1) blogBrittlebush In Ventana Canyon — Image by kenne

“As we grow older the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated . . . “

Ventana Canyon Trail (1 of 1)-2 blogBrittlebush (Encelia farinosa) Blossoms — Image by kenne

“You say I am repeating
Something I have said before. I shall say it again.
Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there,
To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not,
You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy.
In order to arrive at what you do not know
You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
In order to possess what you do not possess
You must go by the way of dispossession.
In order to arrive at what you are not
You must go through the way in which you are not.
And what you do not know is the only thing you know
And what you own is what you do not own
And where you are is where you are not.”

— T. S. Eliot

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