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Sunday, 24 June 2012

On Procrastination and Circumambulation

Last Sunday afternoon when I was in the school where I teach, I had a conversation over the copiers with a colleague. We talked about how, the first hour back in the school -- after a Saturday dedicated to not being at school -- is spent sort of randomly picking things up, moving piles around, and attending to inconsequential matters. Fluffing the pillows, so to speak. And only THEN can we get down to the real work.
Procrastination is a part of the creative process. In circling first widely and then more closely around the real work, we find out what it is; prepare ourselves for it. Artists know this.

Procrastination is a ritual. It helps one approach the sacred.

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