"When I point my finger at the moon, don't mistake my finger for the moon"
∆ Zen aphorism v much loved and cited by Robert Irwin
“When I’m not writing I feel an awareness that something’s missing. If I go a long time, it becomes worse. I become depressed. There’s something vital that’s not happening. A certain slow damage starts to occur. I can coast along awhile without it, but then my limbs go numb. Something bad is happening to me, and I know it. The longer I wait, the harder it is to start again.
When I’m writing, especially if it’s going well, I’m living in two different dimensions: this life I’m living now, which I enjoy very much, and this completely other world I’m inhabiting that no one else knows about.” - Jennifer Egan
"I have faith in listening. Listening brings me to faith – faith that I can believe my ears as much as I can believe my eyes."
Where two or more are gathered: politics. Where two or more are gathered kindly: artfulness.