It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
The Real Work by Wendell Berry. This is a section of prose extracted from Wendell Berry’s essay Poetry and Marriage in his collection Standing by Words. 1983. Counterpoint Press.