Saturday, November 13, 2010

stand ajar

stand ajar, 
ready to welcome 
the ecstatic experience.

Emily Dickinson*

*Nitpicky Full Disclosure:
There's a poem by Emily Dickinson that begins:
The Soul should always stand ajar
That if the Heaven inquire
He will not be obliged to wait
Or shy of troubling Her...
But the quote at the top of this post is also attributed to her - or at least it is all over the interwebs. Not sure I believe the quote is hers. Sounds more like a New Age-y addition to the line in her poem.  (But I still like it.)

The top photo was also found on the internet. Looks like a stock photo, but I couldn't find the origin. I like to attribute photos correctly when I can. The rest of the photos are my modified versions of the first.

So does anyone care about these details? Don't know.
Just felt like being effusively exact today.


1 comment:

Bethany said...

well i for one and glad for your effusive exactness because that just did NOT sound like E.D. to me, even though it's a fantastic quote. Great photo to go with it. Love how you changed it up. All the different soul states. I will take a picture of you like that when you come home.
Happy Sunday.
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