10 things worth sharing this week
"Some vegetarians say they won’t eat anything with a face — maybe I’ll say I won’t read anything that didn’t have a childhood."
Love this so much! I was having a discussion with a friend about AI last night--we were talking about what it means to be creative and whether AI can be creative ... we were kind of all over the place, as you might imagine. I wish I had read this quote from your 5/11 blogpost beforehand, because it gets at something I tried (and am still trying) to articulate about the role of memory and idiosyncratic experience plays in creative expression. This gets me closer.
(Also wondering if I'm interested in art created ("created") by anything that doesn't have a body.)
Bad periods are fertilizer for the good periods.
Yes, about bad periods. But those periods can often be read differently, a day or many years afterward. Hang onto them, those portal misdirections!
"Artists must be allowed to go through bad periods!" YES PLEASE!
Just wanted to say... I love your newsletter. It opens my eyes and my sleepy brain. Thanks for sharing important thoughts and ideas, humor and wonder. I truly appreciate it.
Those eyes!!! Those babies look stoned !!!
Good morning from Patience. Thanks for the plug! Patience is of the least showy virtues,
and unlike courage and loyalty, received no medals or tribute banquets. Plus, patience in practice can be so damn hard. We want everything immediately, including love, happiness and creative fulfillment. Being born with the name "Patience" was ironic in my case, since I was born utterly impatient. But patience came to me. It came in stealth mode and felt like stubbornness. It felt like passion. Which it kind of is, the word "patience" being rooted in the latin word for "passion." If you have passion and patience, failures wither away like the seasonal weeds they are. Wait a bit. Work and wait.
Thank you for the article. I agree with you that it is very important for artists to be able to experience bad periods and experiment. That way we can get to know ourselves better!