"Time is the water in which we live, and we breathe it like fish. It’s hard to swim against the current. Onrushing, inevitable, carried like a leaf, Fleur fooled herself in thinking she could choose her direction. But time is an element no human has mastered … For what is a man, what are we all, but bits of time caught for a moment in a tangle of blood, bones, skin, and brain? … We are time’s containers. Time pours into us and then pours out again. In between the two pourings we live our destiny."
(Louise Erdrich, Four Souls, p. 28)
Last year we put together a mix of traditional folk music, and mentioned the good work of the people over at Smithsonian Folkways in conserving the musical and culture heritage of the USA. Well, if you believe in reincarnation, it is very possible that you would find the…