“My soul was an old horse Offered for sale in twenty fairs... I cried, 'Who will bid me half a crown?' From their rowdy bargaining Not one turned. 'Soul,' I prayed, 'I have hawked you through the world Of Church and State and meanest trade. But this evening, halter off, Never again will it go on. On the south side of ditches There is grazing of the sun. No more haggling with the world....' As I said these words he grew Wings upon his back. Now I may ride him Every land my imagination knew.” ― Patrick Kavanagh
What is something about yourself that makes you feel happy and that you do not worry about suddenly disappearing?
"Work with poets, magicians, dancers and all the other artisans of the invisible, to put the mystery of the world back in its place." Jorn de Précy
JH: In your psychology studies, did you get into the Jungian idea of the collective unconscious?
LB: Oh, of course. Oh, I don’t know, I haven’t pursued it. What I have pursued is my experience. And I always regard things like that as parallels to my experience. So they’re what I call confirmations, or they’re support. They’re "Eureka!" experiences, you know.
"No, I didn’t know it, didn’t know it. You see, this is the kind of knowledge I trust, the kind which thrusts itself upon you, beaks through your consciousness until you believe that inner sense."
"And because once my work leaves my hands and is delivered to you, it sort of belongs to all of us. I change you and you change me and we continue onwards and forwards."
As I get further away from you
I see you more clearly.
I gave you every gift,
blue of the spring morning,
time you didn’t know how to use—
— Louise Glück, “Retreating Wind,” The Wild Iris (Ecco, 1992)
"And I’ve had dreams like that, you know, which, so that I felt that what I was doing was supported some place deep in my experience. I came to trust this, more and more. And there has been a quality, I think, of an involvement with -- oh, I don’t know what to call it -- something sacred, I think. And I’ve endeavored to be in touch with it, whatever it is."