Yesterday was a Monday. Mondays are my days to think about earthly stuff, like finances and world trends. I don't like it, but it is reality. I live here. I must be streetwise. I don't pretend to understand it, so I look for trends. Emotionally it mixes me up. I am much better in the studio. Trying to comprehend the end result of the myriad of decisions by the multitude of people who have a finger in the direction of worldly trends is frustrating, but not impossible—it is like betting on the Mega-Millions lottery. Unlike the lottery, I continue to believe I have a better than 50% chance of determining a trend. It is this belief which injures me, because I keep trying. Yes, it less than 50% of the time that I am sadly wrong, but there is still a lot of frustration. I wonder how people can live their lives doing the assessment game, as they make decisions based upon gigantic amounts of confusing and antithetical data, such as stock market analysts. Their percentage of being wrong is about the same are mine, yet they make a good living out of their game of few winning decisions. Being an artist is so different.
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