Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (“Modern”)

“The secret of seeing is, then the pearl of great price. If I thought he could teach me to find it and keep it forever I would stagger barefoot across a hundred deserts after any lunatic at all. But although the pearl may be found, it may not be sought. The literature of illumination reveals this above all: although it comes to those who wait for it, it is always, even to the most practiced and adept, a gift and a total surprise. I return from one walk knowing where the killdeer nests in the field by the creek and the hour the laurel blooms. I return from the same walk a day later scarcely knowing my own name. Litanies hum in my ears; my tongue flaps in my mouth. Ailinon, alleluia!”
Annie Dillard


My first attempt: Eye Spy (Traditional)

Other views: WPC

4 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eye Spy (“Modern”)

  1. Do you remember that Annie rented our little house for her baby sitters.?we were all young and my gay then she lovedray and often discussed her latest work with him and us.great pic to go with her words.j and r

  2. In my FB stream, people are posting all kinds of motivational quotes and that kind of stuff all the time. It isn’t really my thing, but every now and then I see one that sticks to my mind. As soon as I saw the name here; Annie Dillard, one of them came back to me: «We doused the burning bush and cannot rekindle it» 🙂

    Your photo is really … magical.

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