QoTD: Art holds it

Things are going to happen all the time. The unendurable happens. Y’know, people we love, and we can’t live without are going to die. We’re going to die. One day. We’re going to have to leave our children and die. Y’know leave the plants and the bunnies and the sunlight and the rain and all that… I mean it’s unendurable. Art knows that. Art holds that knowledge. All art holds the knowledge that we’re both living and dying at the same time. It can hold it. And thank god it can. Because nothing out in the capitalistic corporate world is going to shine that back to us. But art holds it.

~Marie Howe, from In the Room + Marie Howe and Krista Tippett