Archive for January 6th, 2017

Perhaps the logical question to ask at this point is:  Why Go?  The answer is that when a man has been there and undergone the baptism of solitude he can’t help himself.  Once he has been under the spell of the vast, luminous, silent country, no other place is quite strong enough for him, no other surroundings can provide the supremely satisfying sensation of existing in the midst of something that is absolute.  He will go back, whatever the cost in comfort and money, for the absolute has no price.
     —    Paul Bowles
From his book:  “Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World
[The quote was originally found at one of the blogs I follow:  “Live And Learn” on DavidKanigan.com
The specific post:  http://davidkanigan.com/2016/05/14/saturday-morning-le-bapteme-de-la-solitude/
a site well worth checking out.     —    kmab]
On This Day In:
2022 Defeated: So Far (Anyway)
2021 Elections Have Consequences
It’s Cold Way Down There
2020 Fearless Security
2019 I Prefer A Neat Single Malt
2018 Seeking Finer Fruits
2017 Something That Is Absolute
2016 Animate And Encourage
Out Of Time
2015 In Time
2014 Robust Interconnectivity
2013 What Have We Here?
2012 Tributaries And Eddies
An Honest Politician
2011 Penultimate

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