A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
i should practice
“Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.”
— D.W. Winnicott
Yesterday the wind took our picture
off the wall over the piano; birds chirped
their curt symphonies in the box elder. I thought
of you— your obvious loveliness, your obliviousness
to lost things.
—Sally Delehant, opening lines to “It’s Always Something,” from A Real Time of It (Cultural Society, 2012)