Name two books that have influenced you and share how. (Credit for this question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith. She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..)
Travel books in general, I love reading them and they have made me curious about other parts of the world.
“The Great Railway Bazaar” by Paul Theroux was one of the first I ever read.
I also really liked “84 Charing Cross Road”, by Helene Hanff. I enjoyed reading about the relationship that grew between Helene and the staff at the bookshop and also her love of learning and good books.
In your opinion, where is the line between art and not art?
Art can be many things to many people. Some people say photography is not art. I think it is. I think it is art if there is beauty in it, and that is subjective too. I don’t understand a lot of the ways that people choose to be creative though.
Graffiti is known as street art, some of it is very clever and when done in the right places I enjoy it. When it was done on the side of a train and I had to clean it off with nasty chemicals it was not art, tagging is not art either.
At a recent arts festival, a man buried himself in a hole in one of Hobart’s main streets for three days. How is that art?
At a previous festival, another so-called artist planned to kill a bull to use in a performance. Not art.
At MONA in Hobart, there is a strange installation that uses bodily fluids. It stinks. Also not art IMHO.
Trivia for Halloween: What item is banned only during Halloween from 12am October 31st to 12pm November 1st in Hollywood California? (I know the answer, but I do not have any idea WHY)..c’mon…hazard a guess!
Halloween is not such a thing here so I had to Google the answer. There was an accompanying article about crowd behaviour. I will say that when I worked for the railways the main time we saw a lot of Silly String was during the Royal Adelaide Show and cleaning it up after it had been sprayed around a train was a pain in the neck so I reckon the expense of cleaning up afterwards is probably the real reason.
What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people?
My first answer would be most modern music. It’s really annoying to listen to but I would have to agree about GIF’s too. I don’t mind the odd GIF, I made one of my own recently just to see if I could but some bloggers load their posts with them and it is distracting to have all that winking and blinking going on when you are trying to read.
Instead of our usual gratitude question, I’m posing this one for this week:
What or who in your life brings you the most joy?