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If I could only find a comfortable chair

I love the lifehacks people, but sometimes I think a quest for efficiency and the perfect creative environment is just another excuse for procrastination.

That thought was confirmed when I read this quote from the composer Morton Feldman in a 6/19/06 New Yorker profile (emphasis mine).

"Earlier in my life there seemed to be unlimited possibilities, but my mind was closed. Now, years later and with an open mind, possibilities no longer interest me. I seem content to be continually rearranging the same furniture in the same room. My concern at times is nothing more than establishing a series of practical conditions that will enable me to work. For years I said if I could only find a comfortable chair I would rival Mozart."

You and me both, Morty.

time 2006.06.25 link

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