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March 28, 2013

Timing is everything.

“A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and twenty years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish - but there was no diamond inside. That’s what I like about coincidence.” 
― Vladimir NabokovLaughter in the Dark

Occasionally I hone in on some superstition thinking it a coincident. For instance, every now and then I stay up late, work past midnight, sleep late and wake up to emails or messages about sold work and think, " I should sleep late more often." And on more than one occasion I've gone out of town to return to similar good news in my inbox and think, I should go out of town more often. Logically I know that leaving town, or sleeping late have nothing to do with selling work or invitations to exhibit, (okay, so there is a direct correlation with leaving town and being invited to show) but I still enjoy a little magical thinking every now and then. 

Before I left town I was mentally paring down my possessions to a tidy sum like 200 or something insane. After I came back, even more so. Meanwhile though, I am splitting my time between the paint studio and the watercolor studio in preparation for some shows. 

Spring is good. 




2 comments :

Carla said...

Welcome home. I enjoyed your trip.

Mary Addison Hackett said...

Thanks. Bonn's small, but chock full of art. Trains and trams and walking for transport. Hazelnut yogurt. My friend was a gracious hostess and it was nice to spend time seeing art with her. The pad was totally chill. I aspire to simplify.