01.11.16 The Broad.
“Its the stuff of god and infants–the birthplace of great works of art, philosophy and science. The habit of doing nothing at all is super important to our individual and cultral well being, yet it seems to be dying in our digitized age. Far from laziness, proper idelness is the soul’s home base. before we plan or love or decide or act or storytell, we are idel. before we learn, we watch. Before we do, we dream. Before we play, we imagine. The idel mind is awake but unconstrained, free to slip untethered from idea to idea or meander from potential theory to potential truth. Thomas Aquinas argued that "it is necessary for the perfection of human society that there should be men who devote their lives to contemplation.” – Nikaela Marie Peters