It’s Tuesday — and, since despite the four-day workweek (for some people) I still have six freelance assignments to complete by Friday, we’re keeping today’s blog post relatively short.
Here are a few of the Qs in my queue:
When do you say I’m ready to share this with people, even if it means also saying I accept that I’m giving up the possibility of these trills being as even as they could be?
With music, at least, you have the option of saying I’m ready to start sharing this with people, with the understanding that a hundred performances from now these trills will be even more even.
What about with writing? I’m ready to share this with people, even though I accept that I’m giving up the possibility of that one paragraph communicating precisely what I want it to?
Or visual art? I’m ready to share this, even though I accept that the perspective is still a little skewed…
Back to music again: IS A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE (between a performer and an audience) A PROCESS OR A PRODUCT?
Okay okay okay, might as well ask the same question another way: IS A STORYTELLING EXPERIENCE (between an author and a reader) A PROCESS OR A PRODUCT?
And fine, here we go: IS THE EXPERIENCE OF VIEWING ART A PROCESS OR A PRODUCT?
I also had two question-comments on Facebook in response to my post about learning and memory; the first from my mom and the second from my grandpa:
Mom: Do we memorize the alphabet and numbers? Do we memorize our name? (My response, btw, was “…yes?”)
Grandpa: We memorize by repetition, we learn by experience.
Consider this your cue to discuss. ❤️