…if I were, even now, without either a dog or a horse in my keeping, I should feel I had lost contact with the earth.
– Beryl Markham
Today’s Ask a Siren question comes form a deep soul, and cracks at the very hearts of our being: “When did you first become aware of the possibility of happiness and how did that affect your work as an artist?”
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