Sunday, December 25, 2016
So I said (with Mick): Be expert craft in a world that accepts itself—authentic striving at home with kitschiness, scripts we write, scripts
We can trust in our career dreams with our love, finding a way to make them flourish together.
Reconciliation transcends, but so does devotion to making things work.
-- gary e. davis --- 1:58 PM
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Well, Ana, I’ve found a new obsession, so delightful, I don’t want to pretend to capture it, see: I write to movie streaming, stopping every few minutes or, as the story gains full flourishing, every few seconds, maybe going back several times to a moment, becoming the moment, writing to the intimacy of the moment: to an expression, to a stance. I can’t tell you aptly and briefly how sublime this can be.
-- gary e. davis --- 2:37 AM
Saturday, September 24, 2016
One can wander around crazy on campus and feel confident that others would presume that the wandering one is in some high revery
(if they notice at all).
Fortunately, in my case, they’d be correct (though Berkeley has more than its urban share of crazies wandering the streets, you know).
My common standing in woods, lost in high boughs, is rich.
-- gary e. davis --- 2:10 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Creative process is too complicated to discuss briefly (as I
noted August 13).
Free association goes where it may, regardless of thematic constraints. This is good, but it can cause a very broad—apparently unmanageable—array of notes. Suppose that over time, interests have gravitated into 10 areas. That itself is an emergence that could lead to pages of discussion (i.e., a genealogy of thematic gravities; a genesis of theme-ology).
Suppose (for the sake of present points) that each of the resultant 10 areas (in light of time’s gravities) has evolved around 10 foci per area, such that free association at a given time (while I’m out walking, 3x5 notepad in back pocket; or while I’m at my desk doing whatever) likely pertains to any of the 100 or so foci. I don’t take time to organize things; I make a note and move on.
-- gary e. davis --- 1:32 PM