19 May 2019
Light and silence
Many have already meditated on the relationship between play and the sacred. The light of fantasy, as one knows, is dim. The semi-darkness of old churches and old films is that of dreams. Our memories are divine images because memory is not subject to the ordinary laws of time and space. What we do, though our fantasy, is to create deities. Images surrounded by shadow and silence. Silence is the vast cosmic church where we are always alone. Silence is the only language spoken by God.
Charles Simic, The Image Hunter (Adelphi)