Thank you Marianne for your 2 April response. I find, as you have, that reading both JC and CG one discovers a good bit of mirroring of metaphors, images, symbols and a general respect for the mythic realm, a rich treasure house that culturally has been sidelined, along with the imagination itself, that “poetic basis of mind” that J. Hillman believed was at the heart of a life of the soul.
I am also happy to hear that when you find words failing, you may go to another register of creation rather than words. I find that painting, even painting inspired by one of the masters, is another magical opening into the creative part of myself. I don’t judge what I create, I just do it in joy to the best of my talents, which are modest, but that is no matter.
I also find it so valuable to read rich responses to what I write; yours and other mirror back to me what I could not language myself. So as a writer I gain at least as much as you all do who take the writing seriously and respond with gems of insights.
What a treat; thank you so much, Marianne for your reflective, thoughtful and gracious nature.