Saturday, April 14, 2007

enlightenment

I completed the revision pass through my work-in-progress this morning and am setting it aside until I can do the research needed to write two additional scenes.

So... I'm officially back to novel number two, for what I hope is the final revision.

I opened the word doc just now and surprised myself with the quote that opens the novel. Funny how your own book can take you by surprise if you leave it alone for awhile. :)

I love these words from Jung.


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

-Carl Gustav Jung, Alchemical Studies, Vol. 15, p. 470

8 comments:

Jason said...

Jung wasn't from Asia ?? Seriously, my whole life I never saw his first name and I thought he was from Asia??

Wow... I learned something today. Thanks!

(I am not being sarcastic)

billie said...

I knew there was a reason I wanted to type his entire name in today. :)

He was born in Switzerland.

shara said...

I love this quote!

billie said...

Shara, it is one of my favorites.

jason evans said...

When you think about it, light always eminates from a single point, while darkness fills the void and touches all. We all can turn toward a source of light, but the common thought and true connection must live in the whispers of darkness.

billie said...

Jason, there is a similar passage about light and darkness in my first novel, that gets expanded on in the third. :)

Joni said...

Congratulations on completing the revision! And that is a wonderful quote.

P.S. My schedule is open and I think the completion of a revision calls for a martini. ;-)

billie said...

Joni,

Thank you - and yes, a celebration would be lovely. :)

Let me email you with some free times and see if anything matches up!