Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Random Person to Me: “I hate artist/craftsman/musician/actor x! Why are they even alive?!”
Me: “Why do you hate them?”
Random Person: “Their work sucks!”
Me: “Are you an artist or craftsman? What do you create?”
Random Person: “Me? No! I don’t create things. I’m just a consumer.”
Me: “And how do you make a living?”
Random Person: “I’m an employee.”
Me: “Oh, so not only do you not create anything, and so are unfamiliar with all the contingencies that complicate any creative endeavor, you also have no understanding of the courage & perseverance it takes to pursue a craft or art as a means to feed yourself.”
Random Person: “Well, no.”
Me: “So please don’t be offended if I’m a little skeptical of your aesthetic opinion, especially its severity that borders on violence. I suggest that you spend your time & energy focused on what you love rather than on what you purportedly hate. I, for one, am glad that the world is big enough to harbor successful art that is beyond my appreciation or understanding."
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
What I'm grateful for is all of you.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
- from “Ghettoside: a true story of murder in America,” by Jill Leovy.