Screening

I was almost feeling inspired enough today to write a blog post.

I woke up this morning almost feeling like I had the energy. Like I had enough mental capital to devote to metacognition… Like I had the ability to just think, and not work. 

But then, I worked a 15-hour day, and…

Nope.

Mental capital all spent.

There’s nothing meaningful to say after all.

Nothing that justifies more screen time. 

There was a high point to my day, though; it happened on a different type of screen.

I’ve been running a screenprinting workshop at the artist studio I manage at my job (yes, I manage a reverse residency for my company’s employees in a working artists’ community in San Francisco, in an effort to underwrite the other artists’ abilities to lease their spaces below market rate; it’s just one of my little “side projects”). Today was our second group screenprinting day at the studio. And for the few hours I was off that kind of screen and onto the other kind…

I felt no stress.

The fact that I’m taking the time to express that here is in no way a point for blogging. It’s just a realization I had today:

Maybe I need to start screenprinting my thoughts, instead of typing them?

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One thought on “Screening

  1. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    The capacity to devote yourself to an endeavor in which you lose all sense of time and space and work “mindlessly” for hours can have healing effects. I think there is even scientific data to back up that claim. You are creating “without effort” and enjoying the product. And there is more than one way to express yourself. I say, “Do it!” I am sure the fruits of your labor will be enjoyed by all. You have to let those pent up creative juices flow or you will go brain dead. I know you. Thank you for trying to make the world a better place, in so many ways. And you will be better, too. Love you!

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