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.
“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)