I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Words And Silence

The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out of an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both. THOMAS MERTON


I'm experimenting with a new blog which will run in conjunction with this one. You might call it a 'soul journey' blog: a tentative, personal odyssey towards 'ecstatic truth' (or the illumination of something that is beyond sheer facts, as Werner Herzog described the aim of his films). It's called words and silence, and you can find it here or linked from my sidebar. (There's a 'Followers' widget if you wish to subscribe.) I won't be posting as frequently as I do for this blog, but the posts will be longer and more 'in depth'. My intention is to map the interior rather than the exterior journey, using literature, poetry, myth, religion and philosophy as signposts along the way. At least, that's my rather grand intention! We'll see how things develop ...

Words are all we have. SAMUEL BECKETT

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN

10 comments:

George said...

This will be great, Robert. I look forward to following this part of your journey. Headed over the new sight as soon as I post this.

Ruth said...

Oh goody.

Rubye Jack said...

Sounds rather intriguing.

Susan Scheid said...

I will echo Ruth on this. I look forward to following your new journey.

Goat said...

Great. As though it wasn't already tough enough getting through all my morning blog reading over a bowl of cornflakes. Guess I'll just have to get a bigger bowl.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Shall pop over now and have a look Robert.

am said...

words and silence is added now to my list of blogs to visit. As my list appears in reverse alphabetical order, your new blog appears first!

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks so much for following my new blog, everyone! It's very much 'a work in progress', and experimental . . . but I think it's more exciting that way.

Friko said...

Good luck.
Once you start this kind of blog you'll find you'll get into very personal spaces.

I am looking forward to getting to know the secret Robert.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks, Friko. Personal spaces = real spaces. Don't think I've been that secretive so far, though?