Wednesday, July 23, 2008

changes to my routine

I am a longtime fan of Jenny Holzer, a conceptual artist whose main focus has been the use of words and ideas in public space. Her Twitters are one of the few non-downtown Twitters that I follow. Today, she sent out one "truism" that resonated with me, especially in light of all the changes that will come with the opening of our new art supply store, Raw Materials:

"Routine is a link with the past."
--Jenny Holzer

I recognize that I'm a creature of habit, so I'm trying to brace myself for the inevitable changes to my daily routine, my work environment, my writing, and my levels of interaction with people. Only thing is, I'm not quite sure how to do that. Do I organize my closets? Take vitamin supplements? Exfoliate?


David Mulholland said...

I totally disagree! Routine is a link to getting stuff done! If I don't get my writing done every morning, then it doesn't get done. If I don't run every evening, it doesn't get done. Her point is made, though. Don't be afraid to break the routine. Like last night going to a baseball game and drinking too much which prevented me from running in the evening and writing in the morning. The sacrifices we make...

Angel said...

How about ordering something other than the "usual" when at a restaurant? Hahaha!