“The weight of Paradise” (after Rui Chafes)


“The imagination places the world of the future either far above us, or far below, or in a relation of metempsychosis to ourselves. We dream of traveling through the universe – but is not the universe within ourselves? The depths of our spirit are unknown to us – the mysterious way leads inwards. Eternity with its worlds – the past and future – is in ourselves or nowhere. The external world is the world of shadows – it throws its shadow into the realm of light. At present this realm certainly seems to us so dark inside, lonely, shapeless. But how entirely different it will seem to us – when this gloom is past, and the body of shadows has moved away.”

(Novalis, Philosophical Writings)


7 thoughts on ““The weight of Paradise” (after Rui Chafes)

    • …and I I love that you love…hahaha…
      …two favorites of mine,the sculptures of Rui Chafes in the garden and the the words of Novalis…
      …and that words are about us, aren´t they?…

  1. Yes, I agree. Imagination is all about us. Without looking at the universe, it seems hard to figure out about it, and without looking at ourselves, we’ll simply never be. Great photography!

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