Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its lifespan is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, every word. The unmanifested is present in this world as silence.
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
All my life I have spent dreaming. All my life I have been wishing on stars and aching over sunsets, conjuring up some great big world, so far away from wherever it is that I was. I always fantasised about being somebody else, knowing that this elusive "somebody else" was just an optimal version of myself. I've always been allured by my own potential I suppose, and the potential of people that I thought I would meet. These people were ideas: they represented beliefs, extraordinary ways of life that I hoped would enter into dialogue with my own and pull me out of a deep ocean.