• I am sorry I ran from you. I am still running, running from that knowledge, that eye, that love from which there is no refuge. For you meant only love, and love, and I felt only fear, and pain. So once in Israel love came to us incarnate, stood in the doorway between two worlds, and we were all afraid.

    Annie Dillard (2016). “Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters”, p.103, Canongate Books