On the last Wednesday of every month, I serve up a potpourri of advice, inspiration and other tidbits I've come across in recent weeks. In honor of the recent solar eclipse, this month's selection is all about light, dark and mystery.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
-- Og Mandino
It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
-- Count Antoine de Rivarol
Where there is much light the shade is deepest.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
-- Albert Schweitzer
In the light we read the inventions of others in the darkness we invent our own stories.
-- Alberto Manguel
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
-- Neil Armstrong
To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same,
-- Walt Whitman, Poem of Perfect Miracles, Leaves of Grass
Written from the heart,
from the heart of the woods
Read the introduction to HeartWood here.
Nan Sanders Pokerwinski, a former journalist, writes memoir and personal essays, makes collages and likes to play outside. She lives in West Michigan with her husband, Ray.