Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Finding what I was searching for without knowing what it was

Great Bay as seen from Wagon Wheel Farm: 10/26/14
CC Jean Stimmell 
The less I resist 
the quicksand of living, 
 the more I sink into 
sense of place.

As I grow old and resist less – as I try to say poetically above – the more I appreciate the following quote by the late, great Peter Mattheissen:

 “The great stillness in these landscapes that once made me restless seeps into me day by day, and with it the unreasonable feeling that I have found what I was searching for without ever having discovered what it was.”*

Jenness Pond as the sun sets: 10/28/14
CC Jean Stimmell
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