A SMALL NOTE REGARDING OBSESSION

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“I am obsessed with my research when I’m working on something new, not by nature but serially: book by book and regardless of topic. All good research–whether for science or for a book–is a form of obsession. And obsession can be awkward… I like to think that I never completely disappear down the pike; I like to think that I still have a lot of miles to go before I am COMPLETELY consumed by a topic.”

– MARY ROACH, author of the books “Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex”, “Stiff: The Curious Life of Cadavers, and “Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife”.

TWO DECLARATIONS ON THE LIFE AND BREATH OF CREATING

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William Wordsworth

 

 

 

“Sweet is the lore which nature brings;
‘Tis only our meddling intellect
That mis-shapes
The beauteous forms of things…”

– WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
(excerpt from his poem “The Table Turns”)

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“Having an artistic territory firmly staked out is very important. You achieve a synthesis by determining your stance in relation to these sign posts.”

– BRIAN ENO

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