We Live in the Flicker

“Yes; but it is like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds.
We live in the flicker–“

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Memories of treasured, but distant experiences led me to this quote.  Funny how a melody, or a passage of writing, can ignite  feelings from the past when it seemed they were merely dull embers.   I love Conrad’s  writing–and English was not his first language.  So envious!

Tacquahmenon Park, Michigan

Tacquahmenon Park, Michigan


8 thoughts on “We Live in the Flicker

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Thanks, Divya. Glad you like my complement to Conrad’s quote. If you haven’t read it, I think the first several introductory pages to Marlowe’s tale in Heart of Darkness are some of the most beautifully written in the English language. The picture is from a park in a semi-wilderness part of Michigan. I haven’t done a lot of writing for the blog lately, but here’s something you may like. https://spiritinpolitics.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/katniss-myth/

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Just saw that quote at the right time. It brought back some memories for me, so I wanted to put a picture with it. Coincidentally, some of the memories have to do with British Columbia. Imagine that! 🙂


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