This is a notebook entitled: THINKING ABOUT THINGS TO DO.
I used it to write about,as the title implies, things that I wanted to do.
One cold night Huai Tse decided to warm up with drink. After a few cups, he decided to write his autobiography. And the more he drank, the more he wrote. The alcohol changed his writing. It began to get bigger and bigger. It was loose and wild. Until that moment calligraphy had been controlled by convention. But the alcohol broke all constraints. That night Huai Tsu exorcized his emotions with calligraphy and drink inventing a way of writing now called Running Grass. Poetry became visual.
Calligraphy & Catharsis.
When drawing calligraphic
strokes, the inner energy passes through the hand to the brush and
then onto the paper. This energy is manifested in the final work.
I like writing my thoughts out by hand and not by typing them out
onto the computer. Because I like the physical feel of writing. My
thoughts are more easily synchronized with the pen as opposed to the
keyboard. Does writing by hand as opposed to typing change the way
our thoughts are processed?
I have many notebooks that I use to draft out my ideas. Once my ideas are articulated in this way, I transfer them to the computer. Then, once these thoughts are printed and archived, I physically obliterate the written words in my notebooks. The rapid and repetitive motion of my hand moving the pen is like a form of meditation and relaxes me.