There are things in the album (The Empyrean) that have to do with the kind of reaching that it’s in our nature to do. You strive for things that are beyond your reach. And in getting there, you grow, change, and open up – as a person. But it’s necessary in that growth process to give up sometimes, or even to experience a kind of ‘death’ – whether it’s an actual physical death, or a kind of a death that comes along with giving up, which you’re reborn from.
John Frusciante (via running-away-into-john)