"When a young tree is injured it grows around that injury. As the tree continues to develop, the wound becomes relatively small in proportion to the size of the tree. Gnarly burls and misshapen limbs speak of injuries and obstacles encountered through time and overcome. The way a tree grows around its past contributes to its exquisite individuality, character, and beauty." - Peter Levine "Waking the Tiger"
Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. So, if you're frightened of dying and... and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.
- Jacob's Ladder
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. It's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor...and surviving.
Forever lingers the Dark ... quivering in cynical anticipation of my inevitable downfall.