Encounters at the end of the World


Inspiration often comes to me on my morning walks with my faithful red setter. With the fresh morning dew coating the grass, the heron crouched over the shallows by the weir and the new spring buds bursting open with vibrant green leaves it is hard not to feel energized.

As I was absorbing the beauty of what was surrounding me, I was reminded of the quote given at the end of the Werner Herzog documentary, ‘Encounters at the end of the World’. The words are attributed to the British Philosopher Alan Watts and were delivered spontaneously by a Russian forklift driver who worked at the Antarctica base.

“Through our eyes the Universe is perceiving itself, through our ears the Universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the Universe becomes conscious of its glory, its magnificence.”

No more needs to be said.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s