Thursday, November 11, 2010
Do people need more "real life"? Forced and voluntary downsizing makes us wonder
Maybe this goes along with “eliminating desire” or “minimalism”.
Sometimes, though, one needs to be alone, with enough tools to create some sort of works – music, writing. Curiously, arts have sometimes flourished after real hardship, such as in Beirut after all the destruction of the 1970s (as in Lawrence Joseph’s book, on my books blog Nov. 9). But, of course, producing and publishing work without the feedback of people suggests real conceit.