Time Present

It has been snowing. I gaze out over the houses below, across to the Burrows.  

 I hear birds and the distant roar of the sea. No traffic. Down below, the snow is blending the houses into the landscape: softening their contours. Even the ‘new’ houses to the far right seem less intrusive –  they are almost harmonious.

From my high open window I survey the scene, and see that things are not quite so distinct and separate as we like to imagine.

“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.”
  T.S.Eliot – Four Quartets, Burnt Norton 1.

About throughstones

I am primarily a visual artist, living on the North Devon coast, a beautiful semi-rural area in South West England. I am interested in full engagement with 'place' and the eternal movement of life - particularly as it relates to what we call 'the natural environment'.
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3 Responses to Time Present

  1. paula says:

    How’s it going? The juggling of life, the course, the art etc? Hope it’s enjoyable and worth all the hard work you put in to get there. Love the pine-tree-wood-work below.

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    • Thanks Paula, for enquiring! I will let you know when I get my head up once again – some time in the late autumn at a guess!
      Naturally, just when I have embarked on a full-time course (intensive – but I love it) – that is the time my art career decides to pick up… with several art/ evironment/ community projects coming up. I think I must temporarily abandon this blog- but will keep calling in at yours and a few other favourites.

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  2. Carol Maurer says:

    Happy New Year…enjoy the snow and I look forward to reading this years blog!

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