September 24, 2014
The book I am currently reading, is a book called Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey, an intriguing look at the daily routines of some 200 creators – writers, composers, painters, scientists, sculptors etc. This book came highly recommended via two sources: BrainPickings and the Tim Ferriss book club.
I am skimming currently on my first pass, skimming through the book, and immensely enjoying it. As I do so, here are some observations, in no particular order, which jumped out at me:
a. Is this a sign of the times? Is it crazy that in our present everybody is expected to ‘hold down’ a ‘real job’? In the 1800 and 1900s doesn’t seem like this was expected. I’m not sure – something to be researched.
a. This was quite surprising to me.
b. A few, of course went the other extreme way and became hermits
a. Was this a side-affect of substance ingestion?
As I re-read this book and savor it in detail, I’m sure many more thoughts will come up.
One thing I am bummed about is that there seems to be no examples for this category – women, with a full-time job in a non-creative area, kids, family and still trying to pursue creative fields. I wonder if in today’s would, there are such women movers and shakers? And I wonder how their daily routines look like?
Readers, can you point me to any such women?
Book Source: Public Library
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