Monday, June 30, 2008

Day to day

Today on NPR I heard a snippet of an interview with David Morneau, who has composed at least 60 seconds of music every day for the past year.

A couple of days ago I finished reading Haruki Murikami's brief memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, in which he recalls Somerset Maugham once writing that in each shave lies a philosophy.

If you do something regularly enough, long enough, it becomes not an action directed at an outcome but an opportunity for deepened self-knowledge, for meditation on the process, for a journey with no destination.

I write every day in this blog. All of you have something you do every day, whether it's your commute or your cappuccino. What philosophy lies therein?

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