unfamiliar and perilous

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry ~ Thomas Mann



You offer it

And that’s the soulful thing about playing: you offer something to somebody. You don’t know if they’ll like it, but you offer it. ~¬†Wynton Marsalis, To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road

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The American city

The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends… This is what man sought at the dawn of civilization. It is what we seek today. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

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watch the river

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. ~ Winnie the Pooh