"I start to do one thing and something else happens “to divert me.” I resent the influence and try to go back to my original intention. But I am influenced. I am ever influenced. I do not live in a vacuum together with my intentions. I am a relationship. I walk down the road and feel a sudden burst of warmth from the sun: I stop and bask my eyes. I get a letter from John, a nibble from Rufus, a knowing look from a clerk and I am no longer the same. What I just intended is in the past. This is not a lack of resolve, it is the way life flows: always a new painting, always a new me."
- Hugh Prather, I Touch The Earth, The Earth Touches Me