September 19, 2015 by katmcdaniel
Here’s a magical oldie, one of my favorite quotes from 2014.
In a swamp, as in meditation, you begin to glimpse how elusive, how inherently insubstantial, how fleeting our thoughts are, our identities. There is magic in this moist world, in how the mind lets go, slips into sleepy water, circles and nuzzles the banks of palmetto and wild iris, how it seeps across dreams, smears them into the upright world, rots the wood of treasure chests, welcomes the body home.
―Barbara Hurd, Stirring the Mud: On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination