A sense of warmth on a cold day. Once again, rocking back into the concept of Pairing. Renewed by reading this. And thinking about how Pairing starts out as Separateness and then becomes Oneness. More or less. How much natural order there is to that. How much might be realized through that slow conversation .
Then thinking about that more. Thinking about teaching. Learning. Teacher. Student. And then Attribution. So many different views on that really. How to express the sense of what we have been given by others. How it is that it might help us grow. Considering how an artist might simply Be a teacher. How a thought is offered.
Lately there seems to be a renewed acceptance that stealing is the key to a creative life. I agree wholeheartedly that creative thought is derived from what has gone before, what surrounds you. But I'm sorry. I resent the word Steal. It's the wrong word. Steal like an artist? It makes the uncommon all very common. Because , I think it justifies the tendency to aggressively plot and transgress trust to make your way in this world. Feeds it. Brings it all back to business as usual, which is really sad. It encourages the worst in us. The worst of us. Twists the idea behind the creative process into something so unkind. Steal celebrates taking instead of receiving. Takes the sympathy out of evolution. It's the wrong word.
I don't think so. One doesn't steal what has been given. One receives it . As nourishment. A different thought entirely. A whole different ethic. How you think makes you who you are. Think like an artist, not a corporation.
No original thought. Pooh. Thought by nature is a kind of soup, slow cooked with loving care, respect for good ingredients and the hope to nourish. This makes a soup special. Worth sharing. Stealing a recipe will not make you a good cook. Not really, don't kid yourself.
Make soup like an artist.
I thought disabling comments was good idea on this one. Just think about it.
I'll be back to talk more about the cloth and the wood later.
And speaking of Nourishment..... I really like this.