“The river is moving. The blackbird must be flying.” Text: Wallace Stevens, “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” Harmonium. Knopf publishers, 1923. “He once asked him, ‘Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?’ A bright smile spread over Vasudeva’s face. ‘Yes, Siddhartha,’ he said. ‘Is this what you mean? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, everywhere, and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future?’ ‘That is it,’ said Siddhartha, ‘and when I learned that, I reviewed my life and it was also a river, and Siddhartha the boy, Siddhartha the mature man and Siddhartha the old man, were only separated by shadows, not through reality. Siddhartha’s previous lives were also not in the past, and his death and his return to Brahma are not in the future. Nothing was, nothing will be, everything has reality and presence.’ ” Text: Hermann Hesse, “Siddartha,” The Ferryman, Hilda Rosner translation, Bantam Books, 1971 (originally published, 1922. Image: Andy Goldsworthy, Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time 17767_7-Rivers-and-Tides.JPG moviemail-online.co.uk

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