Self Portrait in Shadow

“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing — the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
― Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping


4 thoughts on “Self Portrait in Shadow

  1. Intriguing image and post – thank you for sharing! Your image captures beautifully “to wish for a hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it”. Housekeeping (as movie) was a benchmark in my growth toward self-awareness. Initially it left me in shock. Might finally be time to read the book! (My kids are grown now.)

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