‘To The Island In the Light’
Islands hold a special fascination for me.
There is something about there compactness, their isolation, their very apartness – that draws me like a magnet.
“Why should islands exert such an exceptional appeal? Why should so proportionately a small area of the earth loom so large in our awareness? What is the secret of the special excitement generated when people are isolated and surrounded by water?”
– John S. Bowman, ‘A Book Of Islands’
I have no real answers to the above questions, but I post this photo of craggy Taranga Island, in New Zealand’s Bream Bay, rising from the sea and bathed in light, as some sort of response to them.
In my mind, I go to the island in the light…