Saturday, February 13, 2010
Too many trees?
A forest would look rather stupid with just a handful of trees, wouldn't it? The same goes for culture. Art, music, literature etc. is not about having a set amount of good products in your attic. The act of creation is the thing, taking all that makes you an individual and a member of humanity and expressing it in some way, be it by writing a symphony or pissing marks into a snowdrift. Creation is what makes us human. Chimpanzees have fights, love affairs and politics, but no need to inflict their personalities on everything around them.
You may deplore it, but you are human, too. The world is your canvas. Use it well.