Friday, November 21, 2008

words, words...

today, some thoughts on words...

first, images from angela banner's ant and bee books, in this one, she tells a story with words moving from a-z (ant to zoo), and i really love these pages with a single word facing a single image...

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

from ant & bee by angela banner

last night i was still in the midst of reading tarjei vesaas' the boat in the evening. i'm really taking my time with this book, which has got me reading each small chapter at least two or three times before moving on to the next. chapter 9 is titled words, words. here are a few gems:

words can cause trouble like large rocks in one's path.
wrong: words can clear the largest rocks in one's path.
wrong again: words can turn into dark chasms unbridgeable for a whole lifetime.
we know very little about the power and destructiveness of our words.

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he said to himself: perhaps that's what i must remember more often. but did i ever speak about what i really knew? far too difficult. far too extraordinary to be blurted out in words.

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he thought: words, words.
no more words now.
here is my thirsting hand.

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1 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

If you took "notes from Underground" and boiled it for a really, really long time...

7:09 PM  

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