Friday, March 31, 2006
I've been reading as many blogs as I have been able to recently, and as usual, I focus on blogs by poets. I wonder of the process by which most of the blogging done by the poet bloggers is not about poetry. Just the usual stuff. If a poet is not focused on the writing, the art goes backward, and fast.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Sometimes, what can be said? I showed this once to someone who I didn't think knew me at all, and he said, rather quickly, "I know who that is. I know what this is about." I was very surprised. One of the workings of art is to help people discover how they feel about things, how they want to feel, or should have felt, or should not have felt, so many variations. This is not the same thing as telling someone how to feel. Dance for someone, dance for yourself, you are liked. Tell someone how to dance, and they don't like you. The art of art.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
The only great encumbrance to creativity is the time factor. And the capacity to be driven beyond what many others might think is uncomfortable. Today I listened to a woman salesperson lie to two of her buyers for about 10 minutes. People seem to have no limit to how much they will lie to one another. How was this woman lying? She was, in essence, saying to them, I really don't want to waste my time with you today, so you go do all the research, and when you are ready to buy, call me, so it will be a more efficient way for me to make money, regardless of what you buy. I am always interested in how people, who basically consider themselves good people, become different when it comes to making money. This leads to the great question of all time: why aren't people honest with each other all the time, to all people?
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Some people like to argue and some don't. I've been arguing now for years, and still no one listens to me. Arguing doesn't do any good. People come around or they don't or they keep their ideas and don't want or need to change. You know all this. But there's nothing wrong with a little humor.