The creative paradox:  embrace the baggage and cultural memories of the piece and simultaneously hear and see it freshly. To forget is almost as important as to learn.

Look at what you want, not at where you are, not at what you'll be - Look at all the things you've done for me (…)
Stop worrying if your vision is new... Let others make that decision- They usually do. You keep moving on (…)
Look at what you've done, then at what you want, not at where you are... What you'll be... Look at all the things you gave to me
Let me give to you something in return... I would be so pleased...

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.

When you change the way an individual thinks of himself, you change the way he lives in his community and thereby you change the community in some way. 

Jo Carson, poet and playwright

All hope of rising again is forever gone.
For the wretched woman who erred one day!
Even if God grants her mercy charitably
Man will always be implacable.

Lets us flee from the scorching sun 
of this desert land. 
A new fatherland
reveals itself to our love. 
there, in the vergin forests, 
fragrant with sweet flowers, 
we shall forget the world
in blessed joy...

In love it is no good to douse the flame,
if in the dead ashes the embers remain.
Love grows drowsy with slights,
and seems sleepy, but isn’t sleeping.
If only I could enjoy truly, forever,
sleep in my soul!