dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tamalpais, December 3, 2012

Mt. Tam glimpsed in the luminous light of morning, after sunrise and well before the gathering of more clouds

“There exists both a luminous and a bitter fear. The first type grows and grows and continues to expand until it bursts. The second type shrinks and shrinks until it dries up. The bitter fear is what turns people into mummies; the luminous fear turns them into poets.”

– from The Agony of Flies, by Elias Canetti