“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be thinking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants and mystery bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”

Ken Kesey, The Art of Fiction interview, Paris Review, 1994

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Sat Tara

3:45am and woke
in a full-body
existential shock
realizing we had been
joking about the universe

You called time-out
and as we passed
on the stage you
laughed when I said
“It’s not my fault….”

The dream writes itself