“I know there is no straight road

No straight road in this world

Only a giant labyrinth

Of intersecting crossroads.”


— Federico García Lorca, from ‘Floating Bridges’

“Let me keep my distance, always, from those

who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say

‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment,

and bow their heads.”


— Mary Oliver, from ‘Mysteries, Yes’