Orpheus at the Styx

I’ve loaded an eclectic bunch of images into a photo album at left, under “Study in Hope and Clay.” They’re part of a project that must remain mysterious for the moment. This one, Orpheus, touches one of my favorite themes-- the journey to the underworld and back. Such tales have always felt familiar; we brave the internal abyss, in hope of bringing back some mystery otherwise never manifested. Love this poem:

If each day falls

inside each night,

there exists a well

where clarity is imprisoned.

We need to sit on the edge

of the well of darkness

and fish for fallen light

with patience.

                      ~ Pablo Neruda