Why am I writing this? the answer is probably to feel a sense of connection to everyone else out there. It's late at night and the question is whether to embrace loneliness or fall into technology. Has this become the new form of loving letter writing? I now have the sense that this is a universal human response. It may not be that everyone wants to feel a spotlight of technology on them to make them feel special, but to share a communal spotlight with every one else to avoid loneliness and boredom.
But this has never taught me anything, but writing to myself in my journal has taught me many things. And reading has taught as much as painting has taught me. So I say embrace the feeling of being by yourself. Take a walk. I think of this blog as a digital journal, and I know that if I am writing to merely get thoughts out then that is okay. I will continue to learn when I am at the easel or sitting outside, because this inter-connection to everyone on a daily basis is taking the power away from my relationships and time away from my work.