557. August 4…Reality beat out Intention…soundly today….but it was on the rocks with a twist of lime…an umbrella and a few cherries…

Thoughts from the "Tinman"

“Aftermath of the ‘Battle of Wits”” ©2011 Robert Redus

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

the notion of intention against the backdrop of reality…or vice versa….superimposed or transparent matters little…as the intention has one stab while the reality another….true with people…events….ideas and very much so with producing art…

what intended to be a wonderfully productive day in the studio…did not at all become that reality…rather…a day of questions and answers…reflections…dialogues..inserting…mundane and irrelevant topics in between slices of highly processed white bread to discover that…what I know…I know to be what…I know….. unavoidably a topic of historical dissertation…languish…enlightenment and…silent revelation…no doubt…

yet the unsolicited….still barks at the gate…while the rest of the pack has lost interest and slumbers snuggly in their dens….dreaming again of the chase…and the fall air crisp at the nostril….

so the paint never left the tube today…the solder did not run…..a lengthy way of getting here…from there…and as a painter…it is perfectly alright…to spend this day…pursuing the reality rather than the…intention…and yet

my accomplishments today were…

great….

“Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.” – Evan Davis