Tuesday, March 14

depth and surface

In tranquil water how close the surface and the depths are! Depth and surface are reconciled. The deeper the water, the clearer the mirror. Light emerges from the abysses. Depth and surface belong one to the other, and the reverie of still waters goes endlessly from one to the other.

-- Gaston Bachelard The Poetics of Reverie
Translated by Daniel Russell