September 29, 2010

Wednesday Wisdom

Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.


Lawrence Durrell

10 comments:

  1. Solomon8:27 PM

    I think I just skipped the light fandango in my pants.

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  2. Ooh aarrh, aren't you the lucky one - sounds fun.

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  3. Solomon1:30 AM

    That's one interpretation.

    Should I pay $8500 for a piece of art?

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  4. No matter how much money you have or how much of genius you think you are, laughter is the best medicine for what ale's ya.

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  5. Sol - one should pay any amount one can reasonably afford for a piece of art that one cannot imagine living without, and can imagine living with for some period of time.

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  6. Solomon9:51 PM

    It's more than I can justify paying with my middle class mind but not more than I can afford, in the sense that it wouldn't make any difference to the way I live. Except that it would probably put a dent in my plan to go to Rome next year. I could live with it forever, and would be proud of it, but I could also live without it. I can always see a representation of it.

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  7. In that case Sol, hold onto your money and keep it for the Rome - or other - adventures.

    Our happiness, supposedly, comes from experiences, rather than stuff we own. We're happier if we "buy" experiences rather than things, in other words. So, forgo the art work for now, the opportunity cost, right now, is likely much higher than it will be in future years.

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  8. geoff7:15 AM

    Sol, have I ever got some pieces of art for you. I could let you have an original Blahuta for less than $8500. Or a pretty serious Al Watts tip sculpture for not much more. And I'm absolutely throwing out the dead animal collages this week. Four for $10 000. Go on. Do it. I mean if you're not going to Rome anyway ...

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  9. I can afford to spend about $50 on artworks at the moment Geoff - what have you got?

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  10. geoff3:42 PM

    I'll just check with the Uki guy, Caz. I'm sure he'll have something. Never seen him walk past a fifty buck firm cash offer yet. I'll post a photo.

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