"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written."
This Henry Miller quote just popped up on my gmail banner.
Sounds like he knows the way I make my art and my relationships.
I had a conversation with a very dear friend of mine about this last night, and we discussed the difference between chaos and adventure.
Go ask someone's therapist, I certainly don't know.
BUT HERE IS WHAT I DO KNOW!!
Lovers, Haters, and Friendly Tolerators of Shawdenfreude,
I NEED YOUR HELP.
Here is the interactive part of our Shawdenfreude show. I have decided to conduct an experiment and I need my dear readers to become active participants.
For the next week, I am going to ask for parts of an assignment from you funny and intelligent people and all you have to do it post your suggestions in the comments section.
I am going to go places in New York I have never been before. galleries, bars, cafes, etc. and I am going to create written pieces based out of my experiences there.
I will then post them the next day on Shawdenfreude.
Here's what I need from you:
From you fine folks, I need suggestions of where to go, creative limitations, things to focus on, or things to include in that day's post.
For example, you might suggest that I:
Can't speak to anyone.
Ride the Subway.
Include 5 quotes I hear that day in the text.
Wear a flower in my hair.
Use a portion of the book I am reading in whatever I write.
Go to a church.
Mention Sweden 4 times.
Think of yourselves as putting a thumbprint in the clay. Somewhat like a Choose Your Own Adventure Story, I would like your outside input in helping me create the next day's written piece. The piece will then take the form of a short play, a poem, a fiction piece, or a rant depending what the set up is.
But in order for it to work, I need everyone to be involved and post ideas everyday for the following day. So please post as many as you like. (And Have fun. Just try to pick things that won't get me arrested, unless they are brilliant!)
Please feel free to forward this on to your friends who might be interested in being involved in the experiment.