One time I had a good idea. See what happened was, for some reason I thought that over the years, people had had too much influence on art. I figured I wanted to play music that wasn’t written by people.
So what I did was, I got this old pair of glasses that no one was using or nothing and I painted lines across the lenses. Five lines to be exact, like the lines on a music staff. Then one night I lay down on the ground and I looked up at the sky. I held my head in one position and the stars became the notes on the lines. I started to play the sky.
– from Steven Wright’s 1999 short “One Soldier”