I dont believe in the world of the artist. some call it the artworld, but i call it a parallel universe of popular culture. The heart of artmaking is not married to contemporary society. I vote they get divorced and go their separate ways. ...or stay together and have many, many babies.
It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment. What creates despair is the imagination, which pretends there is a future, and insists on predicting millions of moments, thousands of days, and so drains you that you cannot live the moment at hand.
Andre Dubus, A Father’s Story.
You need Melody.