From the Upaya newsletter:
What art offers is space,
a certain breathing room for the spirit.
– John Updike
Not very wabi-sabi, is it? But, if we are going for distracting, it’s a winner. There just isn’t a subtle way to beam information onto my eye-balls. Or, as Jesus Diaz wrote for Gizmodo, Your Future Morning View Will Make You Vomit
Momus stops writing on his blog. Some of his reasons:
Because I don’t feel that blogging either can or should be as big a part of the next decade as it has been of this one. Because I wonder what would happen if I put the energy I pour daily into this blog (and I’ve established a great working routine!) into something like a book, or something else. Because I think it’s good to force yourself to change, just for the sake of change.
What’s this? This is the last entry in the blog called Click Opera, which means that, in the funny through-the-looking-glass world of blogs, it’s the first page future internauts and web adventurers will come to. So think of this not so much as an ending as an entrance. What you’ve reached is the door to “probably the best-written blog on the Anglophone web”, according to Warren Ellis. “It doesn’t get any better than Click Opera,” said novelist Dennis Cooper.
He ends his final entry with this quote by T. E. Lawrence :
Happiness, as T.E. Lawrence said, “is a by-product of absorption”, and blogging — the best hobby I ever had — has been absorbing indeed.
Happiness is a by-product of absorption. Nice. And since one never knows whether Momus delivers a real quote or makes up a person and their quote, I looked up quotes by T. E. Lawrence and found this one, which I love:
T. E. Lawrence quotes
“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out otheir dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
Now to work on some new material for tomorrow’s rehearsal.