The Pre-Raphaelite painters, god bless ‘em, didn’t know that Raphael would come along and they would be named and placed in history retroactively. There’s a charm to the injustice of it. How astounding it would be, to be considered part of something that led forward into innovation and greatness, rather than being a rung in a predictable ladder. It sounds grandiose, of course, but why not shoot for the moon? Especially if the idea gets you out of bed when nothing else will.
~ Richard Siken