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Monday, June 29, 2015

If Nashville is to be a Great Creative City, it NEEDS to be Walkable

If Nashville is to be a Great Creative City, it NEEDS to be Walkable.

Walking, apparently, is an integral part of the creative life.  Currently, I am reading a book that focuses on the 'manufacturing rather than the meaning' of art & I am astounded by how often the simple act of walking it utilized by all types of creative types on a  daily basis.  This suggests that if Nashville wants to continue to woo creative types, we really need to offer them an exceptional walking experience.

The goal of Daily Rituals by Mason Currey is to 'provide examples of how a variety of brilliant and successful people have confronted many of the same challenges' - (lack of time, income, sleep - to devote yourself wholly to a project or set aside a small portion of time each day).  'To show how grand creative visions translate to small daily increments; how one's working habits influence the work itself, and vice versa'.

As I move through life with an eye out for pedestrian issues, I have come to believe that a great creative city must have great walkability.  Over the next few weeks, I'll post as many walking quotes as I can find gleaned from these glimpses into the routines of artists.

'Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition,' - W.H. Auden

Daily Rituals by Mason Currey


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