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On the Veil



I have always been attracted by the veil, by seeing through a glass, darkly:


And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for

But heard, half heard, in the stillness

Between the two waves of the sea

- from Little Gidding, T.S. Eliot


When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now

- from Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd


Two notes of the chord, that's our full scope,
And to reach the chord is our life's hope,
But to name the chord is important to some,
So they give it a word and the word is Om.

- from The Word, Moody Blues


Veil references are all around, if we could but perceive:

  • In Sculptor of nightmares, David Lynch’s memoir, we get a glimpse behind his creative curtain.
  • @HooklandGuide points to the erasure of name, to the failing of stone to hold memory.
  • The School of Life notes that veil-related words exist in many languages, e.g.

Further reading:



30 October 2020


Please see below selected recent nature-related change.


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October 2020