I keep meaning to link to this incredible interview with Patti Smith which ran on Fresh Air a few weeks ago. When I left my parents home, I was convinced that I could somehow know, and appreciate, everything important about the world. But the older I get, the more it becomes obvious that I may never be able to explain the importance of Satre. Ditto for Patti Smith. I get that she's important. I don't think I'll ever be to seriously appreciate why. Still, even for a novice like the kid, she had a raw, honesty that came through in this interview.
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