Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"I have nothing to Say and I am saying it." John Cage

I don't know why I connect so much with this statement. . .(which is actually the title of a performance biography about the late John Cage. He must be glad to see M. Cunningham again; they are probably collaborating on a new piece right now.) Anyway, I am so seduced by the temptation to let much of my time slip away reading the paper or cruising around online that it helps me to watch my time more carefully.

So much talk about how you spend your time. . .are you sick of trying to manage your time? How much conscious thought do you give to what you do with your time? Are you somewhat afraid, a little afraid, very afraid of spending more time accessing someone else's creative output than trying to develop your own? Are there a few sites, magazines, columns that do actually help you creatively by providing ideas and inspiration beyond a momentary distraction?

What do you think? Which columns, sites, or blogs are worth a slice of your day? (And by the way, if you haven't seen Maira Kalman's blog, it's only monthly and most definitely worth the 5 minutes a month: http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/)

1 comment:

  1. Yes, time management is always an issue. There are too many things I want to accomplish in a day - work, exercise, creative outlets, family time, relaxation (sleep!) - and not nearly enough time. My schedule doesn't really allow time to focus on the creativity of others as I'd rather work on my own projects during the limited free time I have.