Unhealthy render us unappreciative of our living particularities. Gratitude is a protest against the autocracy of comparison.
Gratitude subverts the status quo by refusing to see anything as “status quo”. It is a mutiny against the mundane.
The sign above the inferno of the process reads “abandon all hope ye who enter here”. Those who create enter boldly…
This is an attempt to get back to the dangerous ideas, and maybe that’s a dangerous idea in itself. I hope that it is.
One of the things I’ve been asking myself is “how can I cam sharing what I’m reading a creative act?”
Art and Integrity are built upon “trust”; trust in the work, trust in the process, the trust you give to others, and the trust you receive in return.
Outside forces are vying for a chance to rid us of our peculiarities. We need rituals that remind us of our strangeness.
The process isn’t perfect but, no process ever is. Often, the best solution is simply working towards “successively closer approximations”…
When you look for things to be grateful for, you find them, often in the most unexpected places and in the strangest of forms…
What if it’s all the various “pieces” that make up a piece of art that are the real ‘masterpieces”? And what if we treated them that way?