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Friday, September 11, 2009

a brief crack of light
























The cradle rocks above an abyss,
and common sense tells us that our existence
is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

-Vladimir Nabokov

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12 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very true...

Kathleen said...

That Nabokov -- what a way with words. Beautiful image to accompany them!

Lydia said...

@Phivos- Hi! Thank you for being here!

@Kathleen- I liked this image at clipart.com and paid for it months ago. It's one of those things that sat in drafts...until I read the Nabokov quote. :)

Ted Bagley said...

Says to me-
Things are seen through what they are not.

Nabokov, have you read, "Invitation to a Beheading"?

Lydia said...

@Ted- You're deep, you know that?
My only two Nabokov reads so far are Speak, Memory (a favorite book) and Lolita (it unnerved me). The title you suggest is ..... ahem, a bit off-putting. I take it that you have indeed read it.....

Ted Bagley said...

It's another version of a Kafka story and very cool.
"The Eye" is neat, too!

Carlos Lorenzo said...

The perfect image for such profound, wise words. I let myself wander along the perspective created by the lines. I first thought of a movie called Tron http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3ODe9mqoDE but obviously I digress. I read the words then and everything made sense. Space and time, light and darkness, life and death. We are just an insignificant, ridicule, drop of plankton lost in an unfanthomed sea. Great choice for a post Lydia.

Ted Bagley said...

See, Lydia, I'm not the only deep one.

Lydia said...

@Carlos- Tron. There's one to look for, if this photo made you think of that movie. I did the same thing you did..."wander along" in it. Nabokov's quote sure applied, and your summation of both was quite wonderful.

@Ted- I agree with you - Carlos is also deep. He has a spectacular photoblog that I highly recommend.
And you...you are adding more to my reading list. I need to find an island and go there with many books. Or a Kindle, which I don't have...I may in the future. Kindle's seem very uncluttered to me.

Ted Bagley said...

I know what you mean. I could read many books on an island made of books. :)

Lydia said...

@Ted- an island made of books! Wow. That's cool!

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