Wednesday, August 31, 2011

... imprisoned splendor ...

Everything transitory is a metaphor.


... the boundless resolve,
no longer limitable in any direction,
to achieve one's purest inner possibility.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

The one who wants to understand the mystery
must turn toward the eternal light
in the depths of his own spirit,
where the hidden truth reveals itself
without intermediary.

~Jan Ruysbroeck

Truth is within ourselves;
it takes no rise from outward things,
Whatever you may believe
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where truth abides in fullness ... and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.

~Robert Browning

I say no man has ever yet been half devout enough,
None has ever yet adored or worshipped half enough,
None has begun to think how divine he himself is ...

~Walt Whitman


  1. Lovely images and thought-provoking words, Bonnie. I especially like Ruysbroeck's observation about the need to connect with the divine "without intermediary." I discovered Ruysbroeck indirectly many years ago while reading Maugham's "The Razor's Edge." The protagonist in that novel, Larry, was strongly influenced by Ruysbroeck, among others.

  2. All of these are wonderful, every one makes me want to see the next one. take care.

  3. Very cool effect, Bonnie. Very much like an oil painting. So nicely done.

  4. oo that last one contains a mystery textures...and nice truths on truth and where to really find it...

  5. I love this blog, definitely following..

  6. Love the new header Bonnie. And the pictures, especially the last one. It looks like it should be an illustration for a fairy tale.

  7. Ottime!
    I like your artwork
    have a nice day

  8. Liked very much these quotes about the truth and the divinity within, Bonnie.

  9. Reading this felt like a mediation to me. The images and the quotes made me still, made me feel whole. Just beautiful.

    The boundless resolve.

    Thank you, Bonnie!

  10. Great set of images Bonnie! The last one reminds me of spooky moonlit nights in the grave yard :) Thank you!!

  11. Wonderful texture Art work. Great ! Beautiful with the qoute.


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