Dazzle Gradually


The truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.
~Emily Dickinson from “Tell All the Truth But Tell it Slant…”

We can’t always handle all the truth all at once.  It is best for the truth to slowly bring us out of the shadows where we tend to hide to become an illuminating back drop to our lives that transforms, depending on the slant.

We begin a two dimensional silhouette and, in the light of the Truth, become fully realized, bright shining and dazzled.

And dazzling to behold.

I once was lost, but now am found.  Was blind but now I see.



2 thoughts on “Dazzle Gradually

  1. I always wondered if “Tell It Slant” was a quote. When I was in graduate school in the early 2000’s, Brenda Miller, one of my teachers, came out with a good writing book by that title. Thanks for clarifying that the quote comes from Emily Dickenson.


  2. Emily, may I have permission to copy the first picture (silhouette) to frame for over my computer?
    They are all beautiful, as is the theme.


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