Reconfiguring mystery

The imagination works through suggestion, not description. … Suggestion respects the mystery and richness of a thing. All it offers are clues to its nature. Suggestion keep the mystery open ad extends us the courtesy of inviting us to see a thing for ourselves.*
(John O’Donohue)

We think we tell stories, but often stories tell us.**
(Rebecca Solnit)

There are times when we need to provide a description of who we are and what we do for others to understand.

Yet we are far more than a description, no matter how thorough.

Beyond description lies mystery.

A place of unfolding change, some think endless possibility.

It is where I hope to journey with others.

*From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty;
**Rebecca Solnit, quoted in Bernadette Jiwa’s What Great Storytellers Know.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.