Sunday Morning: The inrush of power and light




Share Inspired by Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek:

“We bump against another mystery: the inrush of power and light, the canary that sings on the skull. Unless all ages and races of men have been deluded by the same mass hypnotist (who?), there seems to be such a thing as beauty, a grace wholly gratuitous…”

Image Source: The Coast by NRS Films via vimeo.



  1. Reblogged this on per mare… and commented:
    The perfect way to clear one’s head – salt air and sea spray.

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  2. Perhaps a grace totally inexplicable…but ‘gratuitous’? Against this mysterious, gorgeous backdrop of the ocean and one boy/man? Not so sure (with all due respect for and delight in Annie Dillard)

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  3. Mmmm, I needed that. Thank you. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Exactly where I am … the beauty is unmeasurable!

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  5. The ocean, all of nature, both beautiful and formidable.

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  6. Thank you for the power and light, David.

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  7. There is something about the power of the ocean that mesmerizes me. The sound, the beauty, the power. But I think the guy on the bottom is a little too close.

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  8. Alex Jones says:

    Nature is beautiful at its most raw, but equally dangerous, something that demands respect.

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  9. Power and light, truly forces to be reckoned with David!

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  10. greater than ourselves –

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  11. Bringing memories back of Fantasy Island again! 🙂

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  12. Beautiful pictures and the last one makes you a bit anxious yet it is thrilling

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