The Impossible Weight Of Knowledge

Simon Brown: The Impossible Weight of Knowledge


I tend to save for weekends the kind of reading that I can do for no other reason than the love of reading. Books for fun and challenge and inspiration and joy etc. etc. But every now and then this joyful stack of books become too much, and it suddenly turns from a splendid possibility into guilty conscience. Ah – all these books, acquired and payed for, collecting nothing but dust on my shelves …

It seems to me that this is just the feeling Simon Brown has captured in his beautiful photography  “The Impossible Weight of Knowledge”.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Looks like my night table!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Do you have a blakboard as well?

  2. Arti says:

    Apt title for the beautiful photo. They do seem a burden sometimes, but only if we’re accountable to someone out there. As you’ve experienced in your weekend reading, the experience should be purely gratifying… with no strings attached.

    BTW, I just love the photography you’ve on your beautiful blog. I know this one is by another, but do you take most of them yourself? Like the header, or the two red leaves in the Stafford post?

    1. Sigrun says:

      Good point!

      Unfortunately I am not any good at taking pictures, its actually something I would very much like to learn. But the heading is mine (lucky exception), its from the interior of the home of a local author called Arne Garborg (1851-1924):

      Garborg grew up in a pietistic home, and I feel the picture in my heading captures a bit of the simplicity and strictness which was very typical for the way people lived at the south-western coast of Norway – a century ago.

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