I watch a considerable amount of television.
My taste is broad. It is more than the respectable HBO. I am up to date on Gossip Girl and have recently started watching Melrose Place (Courtney Thorne-Smith era).
With that, you might think that I exist in a cultural void (which is partly true). But my love of arts culture is only matched by laziness and exhaustion brought on by social situations.
There are reasons for this.
My development as a person with taste (good or bad) happened, for the most part, in a small university town. It was a happy situation; the arts scene was vibrant and there were few other choices for entertainment. When you can depend on everyone you know being in one place, it’s easy to join the fun.
Moving to Halifax, I grew up a little and did not have the community to motivate my arts involvement. I’ve done a few things, but mostly by the encouragement of others. For example:
I went to Wayzgoose, the open house for the Letterpress Gang at Dawson Print Shop, a little while ago. I had a good time and got some prints for home.
The effort to attend was minimal, but I still second guessed myself. Why? I don’t quite know. But maybe I’m reluctant to admit just how lazy I can be.
I complain endlessly. But I do have friends who share my interests (I’m super popular, BTW). So I’ll place this call to start a conversation. Let’s talk and get together to do things in the community. Participating or creating, whatever you want.
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