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Recent Thoughts

Originally posted on June, 24, 2007

Hopefully, as we become more intelligent, our intellect leads us to more enjoyment. Asking questions is a process of refinement and simplification. In a natural way it leads to understanding that it is the process itself that is the important thing: direct experience with life. This implies that we have a direct experience with the natural world.

Artists and children have much in common: curiosity and the spontaneous joy of discoveries. I want you to do a little experiment. Please go get a piece of paper and pen or pencil. Now sign your name as you always do.

Okay, now I want you to sign your name alongside the original signature. This time do it carefully trying to make it exactly like the original.

We could go into the psychology of what took place. The main point, however, is when we become self-conscious our performance is not the same. I will leave you to your own conclusions.

In life and Art,

Published in french as Pensées Récentes


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