Monday, July 26, 2010

Heart of Darkness

"And this also," said Marlow suddenly, "has been one of the dark places of the earth".










It still is, sometimes, especially if you spend your lunch hour crawling around in the spaces under bridges and walkways. The horror, the horror, the horror!

6 comments:

Dave Leeke said...

Or perhaps the "Art of Darkness"?

Mike C. said...

Dave,

Or indeed "Darkness of Heart"...

I'm gradually putting the pieces together for a set of images that will, I hope, be a suitable monument to the people who occupied the chairs that now stand empty at my personal top table.

I still don't quite believe I'll never get to see Sandie again, for one.

Mike

Dave Leeke said...

I'm not a Bible-basher by any means but I like the quote, "in my father's house are many mansions" (John 14:2). If it's true then I'll enjoy wandering around the big house bumping in to old friends, fellow travellers and family members.

I'm interested in your idea for a set of images as a monument. I have managed to include a few of those who have gone before in songs.

Mike C. said...

It's interesting, the different ways people (and especially the irreligious) imagine "heaven": it seems that you are looking forward to an eternal bring-a-bottle do in a stately home. Actually, I think I was once at that party.

When I think of it (or need to cheer myself up), I tend to remember the feeling of the moment when, on the first day of every family seaside holiday at Swanage, we would turn the corner in the road and see the sun sparkling on the waves in the bay below. I don't think it's possible to feel happier than that.

Mike

Huw said...

They're great, Mike. The second is aesthetically pleasing but looks somehow greasy or deeply dirty on close inspection.

Mike C. said...

Huw,

re. no.2 I think "all of the above" is the appropriate comment!

Mike