"There's a reply from a Hasidic master: students ask, 'Why don't you write, master?' And he says, 'Because whenever I open my mouth to say anything, the world floods in and drowns me.' And I say, 'Yes, brother.' Now that's the rift part of it--the world. You've got to be flooded by the world, and yet, more and more, how to be flooded by the world becomes the question of the artist."
How to be flooded by the world? That is the question for artists?
Actually, I don't know how not to be flooded.
That said, I sometimes think I'm drowning in very shallow water.