Enjoyable article about not being able to part with books. It’s always nice to be reminded I am not alone in my addiction. ;)
Love this article, i am like that but i sinned against my feelings once, a few years ago and parted with two square meters of books, it took a lot of thinking which of them would i let go and then i did and did not look back. Since two years after the move i started collecting again, more carefully this time, i did not want everything anymore, just the one fitting in my collection, could it be defined what i meant………i really couldn’t say, one who is not a reader would not understand what and why of my collection, that does not even matter to me. I just love books, i collect with care.
“This is literally years of work you’re seeing,” she advised. “And hours and hours of work each day. The amount of time and energy I put into marketing is exhausting. I am continuously overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do that isn’t writing a book. I hardly have time to write anymore, which sucks and terrifies me.” To the New York Times, she said, “I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc. Right now, being me is a full-time corporation.”—
I think the age of the single-platform artwork (A Book, A Film, A Painting) is coming to an end, and the Artist is becoming a Brand (or at least people are finally admitting that’s whats up).
This is sad in lots of ways, because it fundamentally transforms how we think about and relate to art and artists. I think it’s exciting for the same reason it is sad.
I definitely understand why single-platform artists are freaking out, and in some ways I do sympathize with the “why can’t I just do my art?” complaint. But the creative economy is changing, and artists need to keep their skills up to par. In the future, there will be no such thing as a “writer” or a “filmmaker.”
Artists, writers have to reinvent themselves and do more themselves to keep costs low and their product in their own hands to get it unchanged and unedited to their audience. How many writers do really live from writing alone. It is or has become necessary to be a multitasker. Multimedia artist, multiple platform artist.
Multidimensional livin' (omit the g), fiction/nonfiction, depends on where you stand on this issue, if you want to make it an issue !
On the one hand living the life of a human being, then there is the life of the feline biped, then there is the side of the ascended being, then we have multitudes of me in other timelines…………………………….
Yes the plate is full, my glass always half full, worlds of experience, worlds full of adventure, worlds full of knowledge and i am, I am, so the center of these universes of me’s, the Q who is enjoying all these lives, in a blink of an eye swap worlds and be someone else, another me.
The Q, I am nerve center, time traveler, approprietor of anything that might suit my goal, diviner, lightworker, shamanist, artist, creator, wave surfer, aura reader, writer, poet, painter, artefact creator, singer, guitarplayer, organist, didgeridoo player, bowman, swordsman………..whatever the meoment asks of me……i will be it with all the knowledge and craft at my disposal.
I am Other, i have become Q, nerve center because i want to write my own story and not to be written by some one else and i am doing just that, writing a story and living it too, i could not be more Kwon than this.
“And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects “unfamiliar”, to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.”—
“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. ”—
Hello! Just came by to thank you for the nice reply you left in my post. Reading things like that is exactly what motivates me, it's always nice to be reassured that people enjoy my blog. Thank you!
When i read your post, i had to write something encouraging. Love and light, because there is never enough of it around.
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”—Franz Kafka (via oceanofmind)
The Devil’s Dictionary is a satirical ”reference” book written by Ambrose Bierce. The book offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language, lampooning cant and political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic’s Word Book before being retitled in 1911. Modern “unabridged” versions that include Bierce “definitions” that were for various reasons missed by earlier editions continue to be popular a century later.
But then there’s this: La-La Land is in the newest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, and it defines our fair city. Here’s the definition:
la-la land n. can refer either to Los Angeles (in which case its etymology is influenced by the common initialism for that city), or to a state of being out of touch with reality—and sometimes to both simultaneously.