Quote for Today: Signe Pike

I wanted to find something of the beauty of myth that we’ve left behind, carry its shreds before us all, so we could acknowledge it, somehow bring it back to life. I wanted to delve back into that world that cradled us when we were young enough to still touch it, when trolls lived under creek bridges, faeries fluttered under mushroom caps, and the Tooth Fairy only came once you were truly sleeping. I wanted to see if enchantment was somehow still there, simply waiting to be reached. When I felt my loss, I realized that if I could do anything in this life, I wanted to travel the world, searching for those who were still awake in that old dreamtime, and listen to their stories – because I had to know that there were grownups out there who still believed that life could be magical.

Signe PikeFaery Tale: One Woman’s Search for Enchantment in a Modern World

Quote for Today: Robert Francis

I follow Plato only with my mind
Pure beauty strikes me as a little thin
A little cold, however beautiful.

 

I am in love with what is mixed and impure
Doubtful, dark and hard to disencumber
I want beauty I must dig for, search for.

 

Pure beauty is beginning and not end
Begin with the sun and drop from sun to cloud
From cloud to tree, and from tree to earth itself

 

And deeper yet to the earth dark root.
I am in love with what resists my loving
With what I have to labor to make live.

Robert Francis