Thursday, 7 August 2014
The two secret projects have been finished so I can share them now. Abbey knitted her brother some socks for his birthday which he adores.
Don't yea just love her sock blocker of dragonfly's she got from the USA.
I'm nearly finished The Signature of All things. I'm not loving it especially the closet nonsense. However Elizabeth has a way with words that can be rather thought provoking - but as a story the book is a tad odd for me - But it is one I want to finish to see what happens.
“Take me some place where we can be silent together.”
“You see, I have never felt the need to invent a world beyond this world, for this world has always seemed large and beautiful enough for me. I have wondered why it is not large and beautiful enough for others-- why they must dream up new and marvelous spheres, or long to live elsewhere, beyond this dominion... but that is not my business. We are all different, I suppose. All I ever wanted was to know this world. I can say now, as I reach my end, that I know quite a bit more of it than I knew when I arrived. Moreover, my little bit of knowledge has been added to all the other accumulated knowledge of history-- added to the great library, as it were. That is no small feat, sir. Anyone who can say such a thing has lived a fortunate life.”
“I will tell you why we have these extraordinary minds and souls, Miss Whittaker," he continued, as though he had not heard her. "We have them because there is a supreme intelligence in the universe, which wishes for communion with us. This supreme intelligence longs to be known. It calls out to us. It draws us close to its mystery, and grants us these remarkable minds, in order that we try to reach for it. It wants us to find it. It wants union with us, more than anything.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things
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