I've been reading and enjoying Hiking Alone, Trails Out, Trails Home by Mary Beath. She goes on the same Vision Quest as my son so I gain a taste of his journey through hers. She quotes from the book Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter by Gaston Bachelard. I am surprised when I check out his book on Amazon to see it is not five stars, but it turns out the reviews are five stars with a one-star review pointing out that it is ridiculous that the lowest price through a bookseller is $175.00. The highest price is $329 plus shipping for a used copy with writing in it. I wonder why the book is not re-issued so it can sell for a reasonable price.
Here is a quote from Water and Dreams for free:
Liquidity is a principle of language; language must be filled with water. As soon as we are able to talk, then, as Tristan Tzara says, "a cloud of impetuous waters fills the dry mouth."
Susan Griffin writes in A Chorus of Stones: It is perhaps a choice each of us makes over and over, even many times throughout one day, whether to use knowledge as power or intimacy.
And Rilke: "I want to unfold .... because where I am folded, there I am a lie."