Monday, May 18, 2015

'True solace is finding none, which is to say, it is everywhere.'

The truest art I would strive for in any work would be to give the page the same qualities as earth: weather would land on it harshly, light would elucidate the most difficult truths; wind would sweep away obtuse padding. Finally, the lessons of impermanence taught me this: loss constitutes an odd kind of fullness; despair empties out into an unquenchable appetite for life.

 ― Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces