The struggle for time is constant and relentless. This is not very Zen of me. In other words, harmony cannot be found if I am involved with time. My personal lesson in this is: "Let it go!" Time is what it is. My doing is slow, filled with enjoyment, moment by moment. While doing I do not worry about time. It is during my "not doing" that I worry. The fear comes when I awake from my doing. When I stop doing I become aware that time has passed; I become aware I have not accomplished as much as I wish to accomplish. This distance between want and actuality is caused by knowing there is so much to do in order for me to feel complete. When I sit back, look at what I have done, I am aware of my lack of knowing; my desire to know. Time becomes important because I fail. This is not a good way to be. I am succeeding. That is the knowledge I must accept. "All in good time" is an old and true saying. I am becoming who I want to be. Simplicity must be accepted. I do not worry when I am in the midst of action. Let it be!
Please look at the drawings I reproduce today. The first is new, created yesterday during my limited time in the studio. Yesterday I had to take care of a practical thing, a machine in the home that required fixing. By the time I got to the studio my time was squeezed to barely an hour. The day before I had looked at my drawing from September 30, 2017; I realized it needed correction. That is the first thing I did during yesterday's studio time. Drawing 09·30·2017 is much better in the corrected state I show here. Bravo! With a few minutes left I created yesterday's original drawing. It is simple, direct, has few forms; it works! Lesson learned!
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