It’s your choice. You can allow yourself to be swept away. Or you can stay put on your own little island.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Piano Concerto No. 2; Munich Philharmonic (Sergiu Celibidache, cond.) with Daniel Barenboim, piano, live, 1991
The man pulling radishes
pointed my way
with a radish.
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)