Sailing to Sarantium

Guy Kay’s Sailing to Sarantium is by far one of my favourite books ever written. The books chronicles the journey of a talented mosaicist from the edge of an empire into the very heart of power politics. It also talks poignantly about the ephemeral nature of life, love and art- interspersed with brilliant, beautiful and powerful magic of course.

“To say of a man that he was sailing to Sarantium was to say that his life was on the cusp of change: poised for emergent greatness, brilliance, fortune—or else at the very precipice of a final and absolute fall as he met something too vast for his capacity.”

—Guy Gavriel Kay, Sailing to Sarantium

Poised on the edge of transformation
Poised on the edge of transformation

This image of a caterpillar standing at the edge wondering where to go next even as it is about it go through it’s own personal metamorphosis somehow seemed to best represent Kay’s words in an image.

Here’s where you can read more about Sailing to Sarantium: http://www.brightweavings.com/books/sarantine.htm

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lav says:

    Nobody like him!

  2. Nirmala says:

    Wonderful you used the picture to show the thought!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes it seemed apt!

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