Thursday, October 01, 2009

Annie Dillard: the whole world sparks and flames


If the landscape reveals one certainty, it is that the extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with ever-fresh vigor. The whole show has been on fire since the word go. I come down to the water to cool my eyes. But everywhere I look I see fire; that which isn't flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames. ~ Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

(Photo: Rain Makes a Beautiful Day, Dahlia House Studios, Etsy)

1 comment:

Des said...

Yes, this is really wonderful. And autmn is hands down my favorite season.