You Can’t Look Pretty and Concentrate 2003

You Can’t Look Pretty And Concentrate

It’s either/or:

You can’t look pretty and concentrate.

It is a kind of war between

The ego and the thing,

The thing, the more important.

It’s nice if you relax,

A glass in hand, donned new pressed slacks;

To smile and see them smile too,

Eye contacting, all the while

Performing so the thing will gel,

Aiming at a phrase well done.

© You Can’t Look Pretty & Concentrate 03.5.27

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative; Vaguely About Music; Definitely Didactic;

Arlene Corwin

 

*on seeing a film of Keith Jarrett’s Tokyo concert 1996

 

 

 

 

 

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