Something to Do

doodle by the author

Much of my time is spent with facinations that perhaps lead to nowhere. I doodle. I make art most of which is unshown and not for sale. I play music with no performing or recording aspirations, write and don’t submit the vast majority of my pieces for publication. My blog is not monetized. This is so counter to our culture’s obsession with productivity and success- but they all make me happy.

Today I read a post by Austin Kleon riding 5 miles to mail some letters rather than mail them from home because it “was something to do.” On a link embedded in this post was another post titled the same, “Something to Do.” I found this post so profound. It put into words what I have been unable to to do trying to justify my gratutious pastimes. In short, they keep me alive. To me that’s the ultimate payoff.

My workstation!

2 thoughts on “Something to Do

  1. I love your doodle. It gave me a good idea for an art prompt as “something to do”. 🙂 Thanks for the link. I read a lot of Austin Kleon and I missed this one. It was a fun read, as was your post. It does make me feel better. I posted a poem today and I suddenly felt better. So I wrote another one!

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