on tears and originality

ON TEARS
a) to cry is a great release. I encourage it.

b) people respect the person when tears stream down hir face – but

c) the desire to cry is just as valid as the presence of tears – it is not always good to concentrate merely on evidence!

ON ORIGINALITY (IN ART)

a) “there is nothing new under the sun or moon in this world – nothing can be original anymore because of the permissive times we live in” is false

b) not everything new or original has value

c) the unoriginal may sometime be more original than the “original”

d) imitation has value as a great developer of technique, but no more

e) it is a mistake to think of “originality” or “unoriginality” – artists must never think in those terms – rather strive not to merely imitate

f) so to make art, make it!

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