Wednesday, June 19, 2013

‘No. You’re forgetting,’ said the Spirit. ‘That was not how you began. Light itself was your first love: you loved paint only as a means of telling about light.’

I haven't read C.S Lewis's The Great Divorce, but somewhere, some time over the last couple of weeks I found this quote and it has been flitting around in my mind, making my heart and brain tingle . I wanted to write it down here because without ever really knowing how or why, the things that flit around my mind making my heart and brain tingle tend to fall out of it and be completely forgotten. I can't help but feel life would be richer if I could just remember the things that move me.

*watercolour by William Turner, c 1830


  1. oh do read The Great Divorce. It doesn't take long and it's one of those books that leaves you mulling over ideas for days.

    1. I will! I shall add it to my list.

  2. In a bid to salvage one of my "moving moments" (i was driving at the time) I tried making a note in my I-phone using Siri... looking back now that was really not a good idea. Your approach seems so much more fitting... and beautiful. ♥

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  4. I still haven't read The Great Divorce either but I hadn't seen that quote before so er, I just bumped it up my wishlist!

  5. god i love Turner. love love love.


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