241/365 A certain amount of distraction

“My finest hours were Watergate, Iran-Contra, the impeachment,” Chuck Close says. The constant chatter can be distracting, he admits, but he claims that this is actually a good thing: “I like a certain amount of distraction. It keeps me from being anxious. It keeps things at a little bit more of an arm’s length.”

From “Daily Rituals: How Great Minds Make Time, Find Inspiration, and Get to Work”
by Mason Currey

 

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