Re: [rumori] gifts

From: Bob Boster (
Date: Sun Apr 28 2002 - 04:41:16 PDT

more on brain numbing...

At 11:42 AM 4/27/2002 -0700, you wrote:

>art. It's a great idea to have some kind of "artist employment
>agency" which finds dayjobs for artists. Though I don't know if
>I agree with the criteria you give, Bob. brain numbing? no way!

bb> I guess in this sense I mean that there are a certain class of jobs
that can drop you into a sort of Zen-ish state where you don't have to use
your whole consciousness. One thing I have found over the years, as I've
fought back and forth in this area, is that I tend to have a hard time
leaving enough of my conscious mind out of the day job to allow for enough
energy and thought in my art time as I would like. I think, in fact,
that's how I got into this predicament of having a serious enough day job
that it has virtually eaten all my free bandwidth. So a job like filing,
or dish washing, or moving furniture, or something like that where I didn't
have to actually turn too much of my brain on sounds like a good alternative.

Just seems that way from where I'm sitting.


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