Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday 12th August 1928

Yesterday at Charleton we had tea from bright blue cups under the pink light from the giant hollyhock. We were all a little drugged with the country: a little bucolic I thought. It was lovely enough - made me envious of its country peace: the trees all standing securely - why did my eye catch the trees? The look of things has a great power over me. Even now, I have to watch the rooks beating up against the wind, which is high. And still I say to myself instinctively 'What's the phrase for that?' But what a little I can get down with my pen of what is so vivid to my eye.

V W

6 comments:

  1. She could have sung something :-) I think that's what nature wants of us when we can't describe her wonder through human language.. Perhaps nature wants us to describe her through the universal language, which is music. Maybe there is no "phrase" for her beauty, but there may always be a tune for it :-)

    Have you ever tried composing some music while in the midst of being overwhelmed by nature's beauty?

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    1. Yes, I've made a song without any instruments, made it sitting in a barley field- about the land, how glorious it is.

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    2. When was it?? Oh do you still remember the song? I hope I could at least hear it in someways.............
      What was the song about?? :-) And where you alone amidst nature's glory, no other person was nearby?

      It's times like that when I believe you somehow manage to "describe" nature's wonder!
      I would trade whatever good things I could ever experience in cities and towns just to witness such a moment: nature's glory is radiating from a very touched person through the music from within her ♥

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  2. I thought I had commented but maybe it didn't work. I like your quotes everyday. They are so acutely observed and true..
    Did you read all the Diaries? In what editions? I remember those nice big hardback editions that were on sale everywhere in the 70s. They are quite hard to get hold of now, and probably a lot more expensive.
    There are very few bookshops now in Australia and libraries are full of computers and DVDs and airport novels but yesterday in the Blue Mountains at Katoomba there is a big second hand bookshop like something out of a novel itself and I saw a copy of The Voyage Out lying in wait for me, it seemed, right on the top of a counter for no reason at all, so I bought it, because your quotes switched me onto VW again and I haven't read that first novel before.

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    1. I have 'selected diaries' it's all compacted into one book, but quite a bit had to be deleted to fit.

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    2. That's incredible! Her first book, I love moments like that. Unexpected wonder... So happy that Virginia is being brought back into people's lives again. Thank you for reading!

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