It's true...I have been a clown in the circus, could do a Cassock vault on horseback, know a great deal about magic (don't ask me), portrayed the Elephant Man in a very good production of the stage play, climbed Devil's Tower. All of these are irrational pursuits. It follows one would look for a career in the arts.
I value content over style, but retain a healthy fascination with ambiguity. They are not exclusive of one another. Finally, technical prowess is of less signifigance to me, but I still love to watch a master work. The idea that one should ”just ask the big questions” in one’s work has been a powerful notion to me. It touches upon the difference between art and craft. Unlike many of my colleagues, it is a difference I acknowledge. I love both, and have played there with abandon. I am quite taken with aphorisms and the like, those gems that seem to sum up a life's work in a poetic flourish. Can’t think of one right now though...not quite done.