C P Cavafy - The Windows
Type of Spiritual Experience
Jan Vermeer van Delft - Young Lady with a Pearl Necklace 1660
A description of the experience
In these dark chambers here what weary days
I spend, walk up and down as in a maze
To find the windows.----Only to unclose
One of these windows will be some relief.---
But somehow windows this room hasn’t got,
Or I can’t find them. Perhaps I’ better not.
Perhaps the light would be another grief.
What fresh surprises there might be, who knows?