Ode to Friday: Miller

north-pacific-ocean-iwate-1986

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognise them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every [person], when [he or she] gets quiet, when [she or he] becomes desperately honest with [themself], is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.

~ Henry Miller (American, 1891-1980)

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Image: Hiroshi Sugimoto, North Pacific Ocean, Iwate, 1986

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13 thoughts on “Ode to Friday: Miller

  1. Nice quote from Miller. But permit me a few changes: Every woman, when she gets quiet, when she becomes desperately honest with herself, is capable of uttering profound truths. OK, got that off my chest. :)

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  2. **There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.**

    WOW. Love that line.

    Have a good weekend, Narelle. xx

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  3. Been doing this myself. Taking the time, and altering my ways of seeing, to “open up, only to discover what is already there.” And it is all there, unfolding as it should.

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