Time and the bell have buried the day

The way upward and the way downward is one and the same

Epigraph to T S Eliot’s Four Quartets

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5 thoughts on “Time and the bell have buried the day

  1. I think that, in Four Quartets, Eliot battled with clock time, and felt it to be an obstruction. He also battled with the mystical idea of all time being present in the moment. I go back to Four Quartets often and each time find something new in it.

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    1. He begins there in Burnt Norton

      Time present and time past
      Are both perhaps present in time future

      and then creates an unforgettable image

      Footfalls echo in the memory
      Down the passage which we did not take
      Towards the door we never opened
      Into the rose-garden.

      I love those words and meditate upon them often.

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