“I was already dozing

off in the shade, dreaming that the rustling trees were my many selves explaining themselves all at the same time so that I could not make out a single word. My life was a beautiful mystery on the verge of understanding, always on the verge!”

Charles Simic

Henri Matisse (French, Le Cateau-Cambrésis 1869–1954 Nice) Olive Trees at Collioure, summer 1905, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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One response to ““I was already dozing

  1. The feeling of always being on the verge of satori no doubt follow us into our final moments as we embrace the light in the last seconds of our existence or not…

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