Morning Trip (202)

“Inspiration is there all the time.

For everyone whose mind is not clouded over with thoughts, whether

they realize it or not…

Inspiration is pervasive but not a power.

It is a peaceful thing.

It is a consolation even to plants and animals.”

–Agnes Martin

Morning Trip (96)–Incandescent

in·can·des·cent
/ˌinkənˈdesənt/
Adjective

Emitting light as a result of being heated.
(of an electric light) Containing a filament that glows white-hot when heated by a current passed through it.

Synonyms
glowing – white-hot – red-hot – flaming

IV

The dove descending breaks the air
With flame of incandescent terror
Of which the tongues declare
The one discharge from sin and error.
The only hope, or else despair
Lies in the choice of pyre of pyre—
To be redeemed from fire by fire.

Who then devised the torment? Love.
Love is the unfamiliar Name
Behind the hands that wove
The intolerable shirt of flame
Which human power cannot remove.
We only live, only suspire
Consumed by either fire or fire.

–Little Gidding T S Eliot from Four Quartets