TRANSCRIPT from Story Hour: Are We Making Art? Recorded uncut on February 23, 2018:
Hello! Evelyn Wallace signing in for story hour. I apologize, sort of, about the lighting, which I am now aware of because I met a person [in LA] who does lighting. So you know how things enter your field of awareness and then you realize how many things you’ve been filtering out of your field of perception? For example, lighting. (Chuckles.) In any case, I can’t really change the sun. I can’t really change… I mean I COULD change the direction I was going if that were important enough to me. If the lighting were more important than the direction I was headed… THAT’S value pyramid. That’s what I mean when I say value pyramid.
So I’m on the road. I’m headed home [to Oregon from LA], dealing with, as you may have in your life, dealing with pangs [of doubt], of wondering, “am I on the right path? Am I doing the right thing?” Maestro is so good at reminding me, “yes, of course baby girl. Of course you are. And when you aren’t, you’ll know.” And plenty of other people have told me that [we are on the right path], directly and indirectly, as well. Strangers, friends, lovers. And yet when one tears open the fabric of one’s experience, or continues to rip that hole wider and wider apart, you know, there’s no map. Even the institutions we have in place in our normal lives to survive, I’m not following that map anymore. I’m not following that map in regards to earning a living, in regards to making money. I’m not following that map in terms of romantic relationships. I just started listening to The Ethical Slut, book on tape, and HALLELUJAH. I feel like they are speaking all the things I’ve been feeling, but with more data to support their claims.