"life isn’t some vertical or horizontal line. um… you have your own interior world, and it’s not neat. therefore the importance and the beauty of music, sound, noise… when you go outside and walk on the street you’re hearing traffic, you’re hearing people talking, children laughing, birds chirping, someone going by with a boom box, hundreds of different sounds. all of these things are potentially beautiful. the eye sees a bit of the sky, the empire state building, the street, your feet as they’re walking, the texture of your skin. layer after layer after layer of simple human existence. and we feel, and sense, and see things simultaneously. you know, you’re walking through the interior of your own mind, which is another whole jungle."
~patty smith, dream of life