Saturday, May 8, 2010
Rereading Pilgrim At Tinker Creek
Season Cycles/Spring no. 22 posted this morning in my Etsy shop, MissouriBendStudio. Am working on a series of new pieces that will happen alongside the Season Series. I guess you'd say I'm in the research and development phase...testing, testing, working out the details. Although I have a fair idea by now, it's still a bit nervewracking, but fun, to see exactly what will develop out of this work!
Meanwhile I've started to reread Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard...I read it decades ago, as a much younger person and loved it then. Now, a bit older, perhaps a tiny bit wiser, or at least with more experience of life, I find the book astonishing. I loved and cherished my reading of it then, but now...well, every page is a piece of magic. I want to write some passages down in my commonplace book, but I wouldn't know where to start and where to end...it's seemless and every moment of reading is perfect. I can't recommend it highly enough, especially if you are an artist or are interested in seeing and experiencing life beyond the ordinary...or perhaps I should say THROUGH the ordinary and the every day.