Monday, October 11, 2010

Love Minus Zero / No Limit






















"We have to learn what we can, but remain mindful that our knowledge not close the circle, closing out the void, so that we forget that WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW remains boundless, without limit or bottom, and that what WE KNOW may have to share the quality of being known with what denies it. What is seen with one eye has no depth ..."

(Quote from Always Coming Home, by Ursula Le Guin, but the capitalization is my mother's. She typed that out for me on a little piece of notepaper with a drawing of Rattlesnake Grass from California's North Coast and enclosed it in a letter she wrote to me during the 1980s. I may have posted this quote before, but I feel like posting again it because I love it.The photo was taken a few days ago from the trail just before the small bridge over Whatcom Creek at Derby Pond)

3 comments:

TaraDharma said...

beautiful photo. the quote is very apt -- the ying and yang of knowing/not knowing. We can be so very clever, and yet...

Bev said...

Love both the quote and your photo of the fern with the water rippling in the background. It's a beautiful composition!

am said...

Thank you, TaraDharma and Bev!