Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In a dream


“In 1931, without any preconceived notion of what I should find there, I paid a visit to Morocco. Two months, I thought, would suffice for seeing the place. And so they would have if what I saw had not awakened a wish to see more, a wish which seemed to grow even as it was being satisfied. At first it expressed itself as a desire to wander over the surface of the land … After the war I returned to Morocco and bought a home there. This time I became aware of the fact that it was not the landscape I wanted to know, but the people.”

– Paul Bowles

“I stand in a portico hung with gentian-blue ipomeas … and look out on a land of mists and mysteries; a land of trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, peer and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud drifts.”

– Edith Wharton, In Morocco

5 comments:

renilde said...

What i like the most about these moroccon riads and houses are the patioos.The sound of water from those beautiful fountains,the lovely tiles,it all seems so relaxing.Stress ssems so far away there...Thanks for sharing

willow said...

Perfect summer dreaming.

A Cuban In London said...

One of the countries I would like to visit soon. In fact, I was talking to my wife the other day about travelling through north Africa at some point in the future.

Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Alkemie said...

What fantastic quotes you always find! And how fitting.

Relyn said...

I dream of visiting the Peacock Pavilions in Marrakesh. You?