Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Do I Need A Cigarette For These Heavy Thoughts?

Disappearing Mark #1

I quit smoking some 39 years ago,

no longer held in that foggy spell.


after watching documentaries where David Hockney and Robert Motherwell reveal so revealingly their struggle, their dissatisfaction, their search for authenticity in their work, 


the whole and entire time, with a cigarette burning at the end of every sentence, 

and because of these conversations on the screen, I find myself deeply contemplating my authentic creativity, 

and I pause and wonder, "Do I need a cigarette for these heavy thoughts?" 

1 comment:

  1. ha, ha, have a glass of wine instead. cigarettes are so last generation!

    I imagine a more Paris Salon kind of thing where we have rich and delicious conversations about the artistic process (there was probably lots of smoke there too) :)