"One of my favorite quotations comes from Zora Neale Hurston’s  Their Eyes Were Watching God : “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” As the world locks itself away, there are a lot of people clamoring to tell creatives and even just all of us everyday folk how to use this time to reach out, speak up, and call out with our creativity. Lots of people want to tell us now is the time to break rules and rethink the things we make and do and create and dream up. And for some folks, that is probably so. This may be their answering time, the breath they’ve been needing to solve some big questions and dilemmas. But for some of us this is a questioning time. A time to let it all lay fallow while we try to make sense of words like “pandemic,” “lockdown,” and “death toll.”

Whatever you feel called to do – sitting and resting in a wild place of questions or orienteering yourself and the world with answers – first be easy with yourself, it might feel mighty lonely. Then, be easy with those who are on the other slope of Hurston’s quotation, there has never been a time of human history when we haven’t needed  both . "