The Blue Of Distance

December 7, 2008

Being on the move means always heading towards the horizon, but never reaching it, and so constantly entering the blue of distance  but never leaving it. “Just as the moutains cease to be blue when you arrive among them and the blue instead tints the next beyond…the far seeps in even to the nearest. After all we hardly know our own depths”: I am currently re-reading Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘A Field Guide To Getting Lost’. An amazing read; introspective, poetic, rich in history, culture and philosophy. I arrive in book-filled Chang Mai soon and I will be tracking down some more of her writing.

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One Response to “The Blue Of Distance”

  1. thor Says:

    ah, i think i remember you mentioning the Field Guide to Getting Lost – i’ll need to track that down. I finished the ‘On Divination and Synchronicity’ book by Von Franz – amazing stuff!!


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