You know, I love making music right now. I love living the gypsy life, and I will do that until it no longer nourishes me. And when it doesn’t, I’ll take a break. Because when the soil goes fallow, you must leave the field for a couple of years to regain its nutrients and its strength.
That’s why I called the album “Rhythm and Repose.” It was very much a title of my age because I’ve realized recently that rest is equally as important as work. You don’t work, work, work, and then take some rest. You work, you rest; you work, you rest. The imagination is our greatest - it’s our greatest ally.
I mean, everything I’m doing today, I imagined when I was standing at bus stops with my guitar on my back. And when I sat at the back of the bus, on me way to the city, to go play music on the street - everything I imagined at the back of that bus, is what I’m doing now.
So the imagination is a very, very powerful thing and it, literally, invents the path before you.— Glen Hansard, NPR interview