and if I just stay awhile here staring at the sea
and the waves break ever closer, ever near to me
I will lay down in the sand and let the ocean leave
carry me to in the sea like pollen on the breeze
The Shrine - Fleet Foxes
I realized that my own family -- Edith's family -- was as miraculous as the most distant people in the world and they were at the same time, the most available to me, and perhaps available only to me.... I had not realized that art could be made by simply telling the story of your own life, of your own experience.