It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
— Wendell Berry, “The Real Work,” Standing by Words. (Counterpoint January 13, 2005) Originally published January 1st 1982.