Category Archives: Philosophy

july 23, 2008 = toofunky

Excited to learn today about George Michael’s upcoming US tour, who apparently last did the circuit 17 years ago — so we had to run straight to tktmstr and buy a pair for this July 23. So we’ll be celebrating Loretta & Brian’s 3rd anniversary in Madison Sq Garden.

Seats aren’t fantastic because of 72 presales and I’m sure lots of prospective buying by ticket scalpers and bulk resellers like stub hub, but we’ll be there. And we will be (as my colleague Erika is fond of saying) 150,000% funky, I promise you.

Sol LeWitt, 1928-2007

“Stop it and just DO … make your own uncool … You are not responsible for the world — you are only responsible for your work … don’t think that your work has to conform to any idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be.”

-Sol LeWitt in a letter to Eva Hesse, quoted in today’s New York Times obituary by Michael Kimmelman

Fantasy gets the best of me when I’m sailing.

 

Well it’s not far down to paradise
At least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
Oh the canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing
Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

 

— back from the Florida Keys the first week of March. See you then.

Sailing (c) Christopher Cross

Resolve (not the carpet cleaner)

New year’s resolution:

1. Drink more water.

As a chronic list-maker I feel compelled to create one as awe-inspiring and respectable as Amy’s, but this year I’m not up to the potential disappointment. I suppose I could add:

2. Finish thesis for Master’s degree.

without too much fear of failure. I have lots of goals spinning around in my mind & I’m trying to exercise restraint, finish what I’ve already started, etc. After all, simplicity is the hobgoblin of the hand that feeds you.

Weather and presence

Theory: chronic complaining about the weather belies a resistance to live in (and therefore, enjoy) the moment.

Not the statements expressing the conditions out-of-doors: ‘it’s a real scorcher today’ or the one-off statements of preference. This idea first crossed my mind while listening to a podcast from Infinite Smile.

I think about this every so often when the seasons hit their peak – when summer gets hot, winter cold – since that’s when we hear about it the most. It crossed my mind this morning too, as it is unseasonably warm for the last day of November here in New York.

Not that I’m complaining or anything. But it’s something I have to work on too- it takes effort to be present, here, now.