words from Emmet Gowin

It might take us a lifetime to find out what it is we need to say. Most of us fall into where our feelings are headed while we’re quite young. But the beauty of all this uncertainty would be that in the process of exhausting all the possibilities, we might actually stumble unconsciously into the recognition of something that’s useful to us, that speaks to a deep need within ourselves. At the same time, I like to think that in order for any of us to really do anything new, we can’t know exactly what it is we are doing.

2 thoughts on “words from Emmet Gowin

  1. Yes. When we walk toward what we know, in our earnestness to capture it, we can lose our peripheral vision. In losing that great gift, we might never discover something essential to our being.

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