Everything sublime is as difficult as it is rare. Baruch Spinoza

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Muffled Silence

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life. 
Emile Durkheim

















8 comments:

  1. How true. I find such moments to often be bittersweet.

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  2. I can HEAR these pictures. Low wind sprinkling ice from branches, a crow cawing, a dog barking somewhere in the distance. I can SMELL it them too...that cold icy earthy fragrance of winter.
    Love these.
    xo

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  3. I love snow in photos...and no where else.

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  4. I'm with Homer & Queen!

    Ever think about blowing some of these up & hanging them? or Selling them? You take some great photos. ☺

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  5. Bonnie: me too.

    country girl: thanks. You'll be smelling another recipe off your blog this weekend!

    Queen & Ganeida: there's always a trade-off! I can't take heat and humidity or the bugs that come with warm climes. And this weather gives me a constant source of whining, one of my favorite things. : )

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  6. I often find beauty in such moments and always thought it can sound a little morbid but these moments are life and we all experience them. They shape us and more importantly these melancholy moments we experience teach us to feel compassion.

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  7. That's the perfect quote to go with those beautiful pictures.

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  8. This is the time of year that melancholy sinks it's talons in deep and resists letting go. It will pass.

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