Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"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."

--Robert Duncan

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.

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