Thinking a bunch today about commoditization culture. The end result of the creative process that is overcome by "what to do with it when it's done." Bits and pieces - one or two stories I've written that would be good children's books maybe, art that could be made into giclee prints, small batch "from the artist's hand" .... things...

And yet the need to "make a living" that is not the need to "make a living/life" but the need to make money in order to assure the first two levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs are met via capitalism that exhausts the creativity to just a desire complicating the follow through of action/implemention followed by the trap of commoditization if ever it is to leave the locus of creation.

Cannot pick the thought apart further than that right now, but those are the seeds that are planting themselves right now.

And the words of Martha Graham echo in my head and generations of creators laugh at me and say stop thinking, start doing and I wander off to decant the mugwort-courvoisier infusion I made a few weeks ago and read about communities and gatherings.

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. — Martha Graham