The Coming of Dusk

"At times I believe that my feet have been set upon a road which I shall go on following, and that slowly the centre of gravity of my being will shift over from the world of day, from the domain of organizing and regulating universal powers, into the world of Imagination. Already now I feel, as when at the age of twenty I was going to a ball in the evening, that day is a space of time without meaning, and that it is with the coming of dusk, with the lighting of the first star and the first candle, that things will become what they really are, and will come forth to meet me."

Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Shadows in the Grass

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Rosy Cole on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 23:14

This passage is amazing for its luminosity. It is so perfectly what I sense and believe, in the way that I believe it, and to see it articulated takes the breath. The journey is ever expanding inwards. The outward and its consensual reality shrinks slowly away. Such revelation is impossible early in the day.

Thank you!

This passage is amazing for its luminosity. It is so perfectly what I sense and believe, in the way that I believe it, and to see it articulated takes the breath. The journey is ever expanding inwards. The outward and its consensual reality shrinks slowly away. Such revelation is impossible early in the day. Thank you!
Stephen Evans on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 02:19

These extraordinary passages pop up all through both Out of Africa and its successor Shadows in the Grass. The clarity and strength of the prose just takes your breath some times. Glad you liked it!

These extraordinary passages pop up all through both [i]Out of Africa[/i] and its successor [i]Shadows in the Grass[/i]. The clarity and strength of the prose just takes your breath some times. Glad you liked it!
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