Wednesday, January 02, 2008
This is another Da-Da desk artifact. I love finding these.
I think the image of the guy with the bowl derives from the simple zen monastery practice of washing out your food bowl after every meal. It's a method of cultivating mindfulness. The long division is just me working out the required setting on the copier--for myriad layouts (background designs). The filth is just filth: accumulated layers of workday sediment.
During today's excavation, I also found a scrap of paper on which I'd written:
What do you want?
What do you really want?
What do you want it for?
I don't remember on what website I saw that, but when I rediscovered it, it seemed like it would go well with the image of the guy cleaning out his cranium. It's good to clarify your intentions. And, it's also good to clean off your desk.