once i didn’t know what to do and a voice in my head “sing” and i did and i started to see the people i’d love at dive bars, on late nights, in the same places i’d never been. so i think we already have what we need.
“You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”
“Or the question it asks of you, forcing you to answer, like Thebes through the mouth of the Sphinx.”
-Marco Polo and Kublai Khan, from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
One of the greatest books I’ve ever read. Calvino has wisdom from the dawn of time.