There's a double title for today. The first part refers to a painting's ability to take over and direct me ― I am Up & Running because Untitled Triptych-08·13·2014 is calling the shots. I am paying attention. I am the conduit.
The second portion of the title refers to my desire to keep you engaged. My blog's viewing numbers went down yesterday. Although still in the several hundreds of readers, I prefer to know that more than a thousand are reading this thing. Ego? No, it is about communication being important. This blog is valuable to me for several reasons, one of which is its ability to measure your interest. Interest is a measure of successful communication. Like all of us, I want to feel relevant and acknowledged. I take readership here as a serious measure of the value of my conversation with you. When I do not write for several days, my readership plummets. That makes sense. But right now I am in the heat of battle. I feel important art is being made. I always question my validity. Engagement with others helps me diminish that fear, just a bit.
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