Tuesday, October 8, 2013

sail on solar wind

I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam. It is possible, in deep space, to sail on solar wind. Light, be it particle or wave, has force: you rig a giant sail and go. The secret of seeing is to sail on solar wind. Hone and spread your spirit till you yourself are a sail, whetted, translucent, broadside to the merest puff. 

— Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek


  1. The imagery is so powerful... sailing in deep space on solar wind, becoming the sail... I cannot get enough of that imagery... Sailing on... (PS I just tried to post a comment and it didn't "take" so trying again...)

  2. Your photo evokes mystery. Like the words of Dillard. Enjoy your posts -- barbara

  3. Beautiful quote from Annie Dillard (love her) and great photo! I love the saying that I cannot cause the light but can put myself in the path of its' beam.

  4. who is not called to stillness by such light? beautiful. (i lift my face.)



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