" The dark at the top of the stairs " www.aumphotos.com 2018 An empty underground staircase in London during rush hour - all is empty FOLLOW @aumnamahshiva for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material
" You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? " ( René Daumal )
Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know." René Daumal was a French spiritual surrealist writer and poet. He was born in Boulzicourt, Ardennes, France.
In his late teens his avant-garde poetry was published in France's leading journals, and in his early twenties, although courted by André Breton
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs is a 1957 play by William Inge about family conflicts during the early 1920s in a small Oklahoma town. It was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 1958 and was made into a film of the same name in 1960.