Friday, January 28, 2011

#25 of 25 Runes

“25. The Unknowable


“Total trust,
relinquishing control--
all this is only words.
Look into the night sky.
Tell me what you see.

“Blank is the end, blank is the beginning....

The Blank Rune often calls for no less an act of courage than the empty-handed leap into the void.”

--Ralph Blum, The Book of RuneCards, 1989

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

into myth

“He had never seen the sea. The real sea, the thunder sea that went black at night like a pane of glass. The sea that could summon and the sea that could kill, that could swallow whole cities and turn them into myth. He wanted to go to California.”

--Harlan Ellison, “At the Mouse Circus,” 1971