People are getting so fragmented, and part of that is that fewer and fewer people are making a real effort any more to find exactly who they are and to build on that knowledge. Most people are forced to do things they don’t want to most of the time, and so they get to the point where they feel they no longer have any choice about anything important, including who they are. We create our own slavery. But I’m going to keep on getting through, and finding out the kind of man I am, through my music. That’s the one place I can be free.
Not even the worst grief leaves traces; when it feels so overwhelming and lasts for such a long time, it is not because the feelings have set, they can’t do that; they stand still, the way water in a forest mere stands still.
"For in this world where everything wears out, where everything perishes, there is one thing that collapses and is more completely destroyed than everything else, and leaves fewer traces than beauty itself: and that is grief."