Finishing S1E1 of I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats and starting out with some more food for thought from Darnielle:

"Responsibilities are gifts, you know? If you have a responsibility then that, for me, is a hedge against the dark places. When I have a responsibility, I can be outside of myself.

I think that's a lot of what making art is about, is being able to make some connection where you have something bigger than you to take care of, and that connection that I get is a huge blessing to me."

@cincodenada I've been thinking a lot lately about how I feel (and act) about responsibility and this is an interesting piece to line up with that puzzle and decide whether I think it also fits

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