Odyssey #midnighthaiku


Perspectives in time

Exist beyond its confines

Each moment is now

What is, was and will become

Eternity’s odyssey


These nine stone heads were found in the museum attached to Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire, on our recent winter workshop. The first image shows casts of carved heads taken from the Abbey itself… perhaps portraits of patrons. The solitary head, with faces pointing towards the past, present and future, looks at each with shared vision… three faces, two eyes, not unlike the symbol of the Three Hares, that we have found in so many churches, including the Tinner’s Hare in Tavistock; a symbol both pagan and Christian, echoed in the art of many cultures.

Real or symbolic, there is something particularly moving about gazing into a human face, crafted centuries ago, by human hands. Our world has changed so much… and yet we have changed so little. The human story seems not so very long.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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6 Responses to Odyssey #midnighthaiku

  1. Sadje says:

    Very interesting đŸ¥°

    Liked by 1 person

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