Day 113 The one where I wondered about art

2018: Day 113 The one where I wondered about art

Dear Reader,

That photograph was taken at the Denver airport of an art installation. It caught my eye as the light flickered off those reflective metal plates. That was pretty much enough to get me to take a picture. Art is art. Even by the vaguest community standard of what constitutes art that installation probably qualifies. Within the things that I deal with everyday quality comes from having a defined and repeatable process. Art on the other hand does not need to be repeatable or follow a process to be quality. In that case quality is inherent to the use case versus something that is generated from a definable and repeatable process executed with perfection. Maybe that analysis is related to my mood tonight. Rain clouds are hanging overhead tonight. A few drops of rain have been falling. On the horizon you can see the snow capped mountains taunting the month of April.

People have different standards for what constitutes art. That is not something that is going to change any time. Maybe with age I have become more appreciate of the art installations around the town. A decade ago my degree of caring would have been a lot smaller. That is one of those things that is inherently true and probably rings forward as a common touchstone for those that have grown to appreciate art over time. My Chromebook ran out of battery and restarted. During that power outage the better part of this paragraph was lost forever. The words that were written were really witty and struck a chord. They are however gone forever and with that loss I’ll just keep writing and how to make up for it. Tonight is probably not the night that will happen, but you can always hope.

Dr. Nels Lindahl
Broomfield, Colorado
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs

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