eternity versus ephemera

i used to be a pub musician, creating a very ephemeral art. a friend used to blow glass and sculpt to make objects lasting a long time, perhaps for eternity. but no more. now it’s pigments for printmaking–a medium highly susceptible to decay. i’ve taken up both blogging and fingerpainting, also susceptible to decay. as my friend suggests, perhaps eternity is overrated.

 

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2 thoughts on “eternity versus ephemera

  1. First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing.
    I have had a tough time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost simply
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
    Cheers!

    • hi emilio,

      thanks! i don’t do anything special, prep-wise. i’ve learned, tho (the hard way), to edit and re-edit, and to sleep on things. also, i meditate, and i listen to others–they have such different and often valuable ideas! and i’m forced to go really slowly, physically but not mentally, so i try to make every word count–in theory, at least!. good luck!

      peter

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