Lewis Thomas – Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony (1983)

The human mind is not meant to be governed, certainly not by any book of rules yet written; it is supposed to run itself, and we are obliged to follow it along, trying to keep up with it as best we can. It is all very well to be aware of your awareness, even proud of it, but never try to operate it. You are not up to the job.

“The Attic of the Brain”

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