On Stillness

November 11, 2016

Skagit Valley

Skagit Valley

“I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
— T. S. Eliot, “East Coker,” Four Quartets

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3 Responses to “On Stillness”

  1. carolyn cochran Says:

    yes, to you and to TS Eliot

  2. shoreacres Says:

    This is one of my favorite quotations from the Quartets. I’m not sure how many times I’ve quoted it in my blog. It could be a dozen, I’m sure. So much truth.

  3. kittybluhm Says:

    . . . Waiting without thought. So difficult. But yes.


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