The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

28 June

What is one looking for in these cases, anyway? One could find an object lesson, an unexpected symbol, but one is unlikely to find what it all meant; it is a void, then, and scholarship a waste of time? Perhaps. One little thing, this fixation on an object, whether worthy or no; wisdom and understanding is not to be gained in this manner — merely a collection of images, a gathering picture, a catalogue, all bare leaves and no explanation. This must be enough.

A sacred stone on Crete.

A Cretan Baetyl, eagerly defended by a large Canadian and a man called ‘Huge.’
Palaikastro, Crete, Greece (27 June 2001; usual camera)


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