Totoro helped me realize that it’s okay if I just go on working at drawing manga about stuff like, say… clear, slightly cold water.
The world is made up of cities, and the spaces between them. There was a time when I did not know this … For as long as I did not know this, I could not look out upon the sea and the sky without feeling mildly discontent. Now I know; and I feel more discontent than before.
Invisible Cities by Hwei Lim (http://invisiblecities.comicgenesis.com/001.html)
(Because now I want to travel to those cities and see their beauty and their ugliness, their sorrow and their pain. To know the triumphs and devastating defeats of their people. And to share in all of this.)