A Wedge-shaped Core of Darkness

A Wedge-shaped Core of Darkness
Drawing of Ossip Zadkine’s sculpture ‘Bust of a Woman’

For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of – to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others… and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures.

~ Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

5 thoughts on “A Wedge-shaped Core of Darkness

  1. “free for the strangest adventures”
    Excellent post, Kim. I have packed out many of my books to make my house, which is for sale, more attractive to potential buyers. BUT…I certainly chose Virginia Woolf among the authors that I simply must be able to pick up as needed during this time of change.

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