I really didn't have to go to school today. I had not much left to do. And I had no unwritten book hanging over my head stressing me out as in Augusts of yore. I could have zipped in and out and had time to read a book or walk about aimlessly. Instead of making efficient life choices, however, I continuously noodled about, diving into unessential projects. First I decided to look through every picture book I own, just for the fun of it. That took well over an hour. Then I decided to learn more about Claes Oldenburg. We're going to be starting with a wellness unit and I thought some of his food sculptures could be a good kick off. Then I looked at videos of assembly line machines because I thought studying machine movements may help me with the Make a Machine arts based strategy I'm planning for day one.
All this stuff was kind of fun, but where do I draw the line? Let's face it. I'm a time waster. I waste a lot of time. I need to stop thinking about things. If I could stop thinking about things, the world would be my oyster. Who knows what I could accomplish if I were guided by an efficient, single-minded sense of purpose?