Gaining in grandeur

“The more I work, the more I see things differently, that is, everything gains in grandeur every day, becomes more and more unknown, more and more beautiful. The closer I come, the grander it is, the more remote it is.” — Giacometti

(from a blog I love: The Happiness Project)

Thinking today about things that gain in grandeur, about the way that situations and people can be simultaneously so familiar and so new, so known and so inscrutable. How the details of a person can add up to a grandeur that is both awe-inspiring and scary in its unknowable-ness.

Like the evening light on an abandoned warehouse, like the shifting clouds in the sky – nothing stays, it only continues to change as our perspective shifts. This lack of certainty, so exciting to some, is deeply scary and destabilizing to me; learning to accept it and live with it is probably the primary challenge of my life.


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