Clearing (Island Community Centre)
Gulf Islands, British Columbia
The essence of truth is freedom. What is a true thing? We say for example “It is a true joy to cooperate in the accomplishment of this task.” We mean that it is pure and actually a joy. The true is the actual... To let be –– that is, to let beings be as the beings which they are –– means to engage oneself with the open region and its openess into which every being comes to stand, bringing that openness, as it were, along with itself. Western thinking in its beginnning conceived ta alētheia, the unconcealed.
–– Martin Heidegger, On the Essence of Truth, 1949