Tag Archives: solitude

The Desert

In sublimity – the superlative degree of beauty – what land can equal the desert with its wide plains, its grim mountains, and its expanding canopy of sky! You shall never see elsewhere as here the dome, the pinnacle, the minaret fretted with golden fire at sunrise and sunset; you shall never see elsewhere as […]

Riding Towards Everywhere

One night not long ago, in a certain desert valley that I love, a farewell gathering for friends had ended, and we were all feeling sad. Since I had been sitting in company for hours, I decided to return to the ranch alone and on foot. It was an easy walk of three or four […]

I am there.

I spent long moments looking. The sky was stretched taut between cliff edges, it was narrowed and lowered, that was the strange thing, the sky right there, scale the rocks and you can touch it. I started walking again and came to the end of the tight passage and into an open space choked at […]

The desert

I keep seeing the words. Heat, space, stillness, distance. They’ve become visual states of mind. I’m not sure what that means. I keep seeing figures in isolation, I see past physical dimension into the feelings that these words engender, feelings that deepen over time. That’s the other word, time. I drove and looked. He stayed […]

To czego nigdy nie widziałem

Aniołowie powoli wracają do nieba A my na dole patrzymy do góry I każdy z nas umiera od nowa Bo jesteśmy sami, jesteśmy mordercami Podobno budujesz swój mały dom Pośrodku jałowej ziemi Ty jesteś Tym Bo nie chcesz nic I nie zawahasz się Z najwyższej wieży Najmniejszy ptak Którego nigdy nigdy nie widziałem nigdy nigdy […]


On bended knee is no way to be free Lifting up an empty cup, I ask silently All my destinations will accept the one that’s me So I can breathe… Circles they grow and they swallow people whole Half their lives they say goodnight to wives they’ll never know A mind full of questions, and […]

Vic Chesnutt – “Glossolalia”

i am a stranger lurking alone in my own vicious wilderness while the meat in my chest squeezes and teases a hulking hunger groping in motion balance is but a shimmering notion and lurching compelled my soul in its special hell of wet mortal limits perpetually thirsting but i bask in a beautiful byproduct from […]

Eddie Vedder – Society

hmmm ooh hooo hooo It’s a mystery to me we have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need until you have it all you won’t be free society, you’re a crazy breed I hope you’re not lonely without me When you want more than you […]

Into the Wild

The desert is the environment of revelation, genetically and physiologically alien, sensorily austere, esthetically abstract, historically inimical…. Its forms are bold and suggestive. The mind is beset by light and space, the kinesthetic novelty of aridity, high temperature, and wind. The desert sky is encircling, majestic, terrible. In other habitats, the rim of sky above […]

No idea where this comes from

“He who seeks may go astray. All solitude is sin,” says the herd. And long were you yourself of the herd. […] a day will come when your loneliness shall weary you, when your pride shall writhe and your courage gnash its teeth. In that day you shall cry: I am alone. […] There are […]