Creative Thoughts

Since some people are off tomorrow, I’ve decided to wait until Tuesday to write in depth about Black Panther. After Monday night, all bets are off. 😉

One more comment on Joris Laarman: in his talk, he mentioned that while technology is great, it does take some things away from us. He mentioned no one writes love letters anymore, which is something I often wistfully think about. I still have a love letter from my first boyfriend written 20 years ago. Isn’t that insane? That I have a letter that old?

I haven’t gotten one since. I have cherished cards and emails from ex-lovers and friends, but no other letters. If I ever date someone again, I’m going to ask for one.

What this weekend full of art and entertainment, capped off with my starting An American Marriage by Tayari Jones today, showed me is that I need more time to create. I need more time to think about my art (writing) and how I want to express myself.

I have a full-time job, so if I’m going to focus more on my art, I’m going to have to be incredibly intentional with my time. I went to bed late every night last week and probably will this week because I’m watching the Olympics. I LOVE the Olympics because someone being able to do what I can’t is really impressive to me. I’m not very athletic.

Once the Olympics are over, I’m going to attempt to go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every day, during the week at least. We’ll see how that works out…

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