Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Mag - When Bark Sinks

"As far we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being." - Carl G. Jung


Things will be different, the day bark sinks.


Can you tell me where
 it was that I saw that name before?
On a cliff.

There it is.
The drawing not on the marker speaks louder.
Inward life?

To love and work and teach
 and toil that's what she did.
Life is an ecstasy.

Photos by Carol Highsmith- Library of Congress

How can one be so wholly wise
and willfully blind at the 
same time?

Our remembrance of mother, lives long after the dust and willows are at rest.
As well as love.

"The sun shines on their successes, and the earth hides their failures."
 - Montaigne

"If my bark sinks, 'tis to another sea." - William Ellery Channing


TexWisGirl said...

lovely, eerie cemetery scenes.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...


DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! Magnificent photos Karen, well done!


Amazing, thought provoking, eerie, loving...all rolled into one post. Well done.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy Monday to you :O)

Other Mary said...

Great start with the Jung quote.

Cloudia said...

Moving and lovely, K

ALOHA from Honolulu

Vandana Sharma said...

A mother's love is unconditional!!

Kutamun said...

With Mother , death is guaranteed , the momemt we traverse that fateful canal ...mortality 100 % , the most terrifying and beloved figure of man ...

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I like the lines: "How can one be so wholly wise
and willfully blind at the
same time?"

Willfully blind so true! Some people just don't get it do they?

Thanks for visting. Hugs!

Tess Kincaid said...

Enjoyed your wonderful images...

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Note to self: make black-and-white photos at old cemeteries. Preferably in the snow, but the second photo with the trees and the light is also beautiful.

Karen S. said...

Rob I agree! Something quite stunning about that kind of capture!