Intentional Observation: First shared parental observation
13 May 2012 1 Comment
“Having a child can help you slow down, which is one of the first steps toward paying attention” – love this, though, I will admit a certain level of agony in the slowing down. Makes you feel mental, like you are forced to crawl through life stopping to look at every last rock, leaf, ladybug. Perhaps [Anne Lamott] is saying, yeah, that’s the point.
“Wasting paper; staring off into space” – Efficiency is not the way ahead. The way ahead is printing out drafts of our work so we can see it on paper and mark it up, not worrying about how much paper we’re using. The way ahead is staring off into space and letting our subconscious kick in even if we’ve been told that such behavior is a waste of time. Efficiency cannot be the #1 priority of the artist. So true.