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introduction, small talk, some big ideas
This is “Pissing in the snow”, but why? Let me explain before you call me a perv or something. Self-expression is never easy, sometimes not bad, sometimes terrifying, at least for me. I have so many ideas and all these ideas usually have a lot of versions and each version of the idea spawns other ideas and so on and on. And I'm so unsure which ones are good. So it’s like a fountain of ideas, an unsure, uncontrollable fountain of ideas. Hence for me, creation is like pissing in the snow — it’s hard to be precise if you want to write something in the snow and you’re afraid of someone watching, and it’s a cold cold world, but if you embrace it and became one with nature it could be joy too. And the universe beneath your feet and the whole world becomes your canvas. Like, you know this painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich, but only the wanderer is peeing.
Haiku walk haiku talk
Anyway, I wanted to call this newsletter/blog Ginko walks at first, but that’s will be pathetic — where’s me and where’s Japanese poetry? The allegory of a pissing in the snow suits better this floating world I guess. But enough with lyrical, I will share one bright idea a had last week (or I stole it from that Fluxus page I follow on ig?).
Take any public transportation, I personally prefer trams, make sure there are empty seats. Sit down quickly, and pull out your notebook and pen or pencil (any self-respecting artist always carries such objects in their bag). Then also quickly sketch one thing that caught your attention in time between two stops. You can use this material later to develop a poem or use it for a comic or whatever. Also could be just warming up exercise on your way to the studio.
That’s enough for an intro, see you next time!