The daily routine of most adults is so heavy and artificial that we are closed off to much of the world. We have to do this in order to get our work done. I think one purpose of art is to get us out of those routines. When we hear music or poetry or stories, the world opens up again. We’re drawn in — or out — and the windows of our perception are cleansed, as William Blake said. The same thing can happen when we’re around young children or adults who have unlearned those habits of shutting the world out.
Ursula Le Guin
“How did I come here, this place of acceptance? It seemed not so much a foreign entity, but a world unknown and exciting, brimming with hope but still familiar. As
if I always knew that happiness resided in the spaces between and within me, even if I hadn't believed it.”
Fariha Róisín, Like a Bird
“I was afraid of the emptiness of my mind and of the
solitude that would inevitably follow.” Fariha Róisín, Like a Bird