If there is a human race still here in 100 years, I think it’ll be thanks to music…music of many different kinds, old music; new music; young people’s music; old folk’s music and music of different traditions too.
—Pete Seeger, on why the Newport Folk Festival is important.
John Cage doesn’t work more hours than you. Neither does Carole Greider. Work/life balance is a silly question, just as work/food balance or work/breathing balance is. It’s not really up to you after a point. Instead of sneaking around the edges, it might pay to cut your hours in half but take the intellectual risks and do the emotional labor you’re capable of.
Never once an ocean
could hold me on its shore.
“They could have put the prettiest girls on there and maybe sold some more cookies, but they didn’t, and I really appreciate that.”