I write a page every day – that is my little writing quota. Here is my pages for today. Enjoy!
I am a man whom lives and dances senselessly on a tiny, water-blue dust mode. If you are reading this, chances are you are too. If not, what planet do you hail from? Either way, the dance goes on. And on. And on.
An educated human being is little more than a sophisticated barbarian. In comparison to the sheer immensity of the unknown universe, it is all that we can aspire to be.
We wear top hats, construct rockets & drive cars.
Meanwhile we wait for the planet to swallow us up.
The chief enemy to a closed mind is skepticism;
A skepticism toward the claims which bind a mind shut.
The chief enemy to an open mind is cynicism;
A cynicism which has ready-made conclusions without hard evidence.
Specialization seems integral to academic careers and the overall organization of professions. For example, one initially studies the broad subject of physics in order to become more specifically trained as an astrophysicist or a quantum physicist. One studies biology in order to become trained as a medical doctor or an evolutionary biologist. One studies painting in order to become a painter herself, or an art historian.
Artists, however, seem to escape specialization quite often. A painter may direct a film and call it “a moving painting”. A poet may write a novel of fine prose. A sculptor may decide instead to draw politically motivated cartoons.
This is yet another reason I admire artists and aspire to remain one. They can bend the rules — even break them, sometimes. Not only can they bend and break rules, but they’re often encouraged to do so, as if it is the artist’s job to corrupt convention as much as it is to create beauty.
How is that for a job description? Imaging telling that to someone you just met at a party.
“What do you do for a living?” she asks.
“Well, I corrupt convention and create beauty,” you reply.
Artists whom are not specialized to one particular medium simply apply a label to their work.
That label is, “Mixed Media”.