A Word for Living Creatures

- beginning with a line from Paul Celan's "The Meridian"
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None of us spend time worrying about things that don’t need to be worried about. Right?

creativesomething:

  1. Schedule it in. Some days you may not get any time to do work on your craft, but there’s certainly a hole somewhere in your week where you can squeeze in 30 or 10 or even 5 minutes. Find that time and make it a priority to do the work.

  2. Focus on what needs to be done. Stop worrying…

A tool is an object used to shorten the distance between a vision and its realization.
Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The utility of living consists not in the length of days, but in the use of time; a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little. Make use of time while it is present with you. It depends upon your will, and not upon the number of days, to have a sufficient length of life.
Montaigne on death and the art of living – half a millennium later, still an indispensable read. (via explore-blog)

(via explore-blog)

oberservationpaper:

“First, not everything in your master list of tasks will fit into a single day. Get over it.” ~ Aaron Mahnke

oberservationpaper:

“Revision is a destructive space; it often requires destroying the physical space in which I’m working as well as the mental space and the work itself. The revision space necessitates a different mindset than the writing one.” ~ Erin Feldman

Photo by rcrowley

Someday perhaps I will go around carrying only a book, a change of clothes, a pen, a water bottle, a folding umbrella, and a little capsule that turns into my livelihood when opened. Rollable hi-res screen and keyboard, tiny computer the size of a cell phone or smaller but as light as a pen, with high-speed satellite connectivity anywhere on the globe. In this world, my sleeping bag, pad and windproof hammock weigh only a pound put together. For half of the year I travel the world, alone and with companions, with a small bag slung over my shoulder like Kwai Chang Caine. We sleep outdoors, travel on trains, and a few days of the week sit some place cozy and create beautiful software or solve interesting problems that improve the world.

thenextweb:

DrawAStickman will not only drain you of precious moments of productivity, it will make you feel like a rockstar animator. Created by development firm Hitcents, the site displays its talents in a pretty grand way. (via Draw a Stickman and Start Your Animated Adventure)

DrawAStickman does waste time, but it’s such a fun waste of time. Besides, creativity should be silly at times.