Talked with a lawyer about simplicity and complexity. An artist has to have many irons in the fire, many grants, many prospective clients, jobs, collaborations because you don’t know what could pan out and occasionally something does. To only do one thing is understandable, might work, but lays you out in the open, can more easily be thrown to the curb. Easier to destroy a simple structure harder to break up a complex one.
When I’m waiting for good news, like results of a grant, I imagine bad news. Never that it is likely that the grant goes my way. If I day dream I filter it towards the kind of rejection letter that will show up, seems useful. And when the rejection letter comes it’s no big deal, it was already known. It’s not like I’m so immature I need to spend time removing all of it’s vowels as if I get momentary revenge on the frustrating process of trying to convince gatekeepers that they should hold their breath and trust me.
Got the email this morning thanking me for my radio idea and telling me they already have this covered and maybe I should ask so and so. So I will ask so and so, follow up. I wonder how many people would quit long ago? I wonder if they are more pleased for stopping?
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