Wednesday, September 03, 2008

habitual

I am beginning to suspect I might be a really boring person. I can eat the same thing, do the same exercise routine, listen to the same music over and over again and not get sick of it. As I get down to the last two painting of WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON (and I am really feeling the burn!), I realize I have listened to the same two Feist albums for a month straight. The neighbors must be so annoyed.

But that is why when Alvina showed me this I was extremely happy. Or maybe my days of isolated nonstop painting are causing me to develop euphoric lunacy...

6 comments:

Anna Alter said...

omg LOVE it.

Libby Koponen said...

Me, too! about doing the same thing over and over and not getting sick of it -- including reading books until I practically know them by heart and listening to the same music over and over.

Meghan said...

Oh, Sesame Street is getting so hip. Feist doing counting--very nice.

Everyone is repetitive. It's human nature. I always listen to the same 2 or 3 albums... then get sick of them... then listen to 2 or 3 others. I eat the same cereal until I get sick of that. Lately all I've been eating is white rice with soy sauce. I'm bound to get sick of that very soon.

christine tripp said...

Feist is amazzzzing, Canada's East seems to have an abundance of talent always! When "Joe" clothing line used her music, it was the best move by a company in recent history, you don't grab for the remote to change the channel when the commercials come on.
As for repetition, it's normal, there's a security in it and human's look for this in the same way as they do comfort food.

slwhitman said...

I love that clip. It's awesome.

(Aside: occasionally repetition is a little much, however. That song has now been going through my head since I watched the video last night... Good song, but time to vary the internal soundtrack!)

Mary said...

One of the attractions to Montessori education for me was the understanding that children--shall we add/define this as the creative impulse-- repeat "a work" until there is a personal mastery/satisfaction/understanding.
Mary McDonough