Thursday, September 3, 2015

Core of Darkness: September 3, 2015

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Abstraction 1927
For now she need not think about anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now  she often felt the need of--to think; well, not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others. 
To the Lighthouse (65)

On September 3, 1939, war was declared with Germany.  In her diary Woolf records the “tepid” pleasure of sewing blackout curtains 
(D5 234).

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