“It might seem an obvious sort of thing to say, but there is a vast difference between the nature of a decent answer and that of a truly good question. An answer’s origin is not difficult to pinpoint, rising, at least in part, from within the question that called it forth. But an eloquent question is much harder to come by, and far more surprising… In spite of what our teachers told us, there are stupid questions, but a good question, an evocative and intelligent question, is always startling and treasurable. The best questions arise from a different sphere, from the unknown place that music or poetry comes from, the realm of creativity and curiosity and clear blue ether.”—Lyanda Lynn Haupt Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent (via dj-trischler)
“You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots… An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive.”—
I’ve been quietly humming this achingly beautiful rendition of the German love song Lili Marleen today. With gentleness and grace, it captures that sweet sorrow of one scared and lonely man reaching out to another.
“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”—Charles Bukowski (via awelltraveledwoman)