Hey, craftsperson! Hi!
You blog, right? (or you take pictures, you paint, you write poems, you invent things or concepts). Here’s a little patterntool from Paul Valéry for your pleasure :
- Your article (and your past ones) can be considered as a state, a work which can be taken over, modified.
- The product is your article, it stays, it’s independent : it makes sense for readers.
- But the work of modeling, building and rebuilding has its own value.
- The work you had to do reacted in you, changed you, and in a way invented another product, which is a more skillful and clever you.
- You learn from what you write.
- Feedback feeds the magician.
- Your article is never really finished. You could make it better all the time, couldn’t you?
- It could teach you something more, after all…
- In a way, you learned so much working on it, that you could erase it completely and do it again. Better.
- A craftsperson will be satisfied with his/her product when he/she learned enough from it.
Thanks for reading!
I’m much more interested in the work than in the product of the work