Daily Mind-ful 24 May 2017
It’s a cooking day, something I haven’t done for decades, because two sets of friends are descending on me this week, beginning tomorrow. Tomorrow, we’re going for a walk with John’s two best friends; I emailed Yale a letter, with my vlog link, in support of June Chu, the dean censured for her remarks on Yelp; I have the WORST tennis lesson and want to cry, not because my coach beat me up but because I beat myself up. It’s definitely an Asian thing; uh oh…I just realized that I’m going to miss the graduation show at Central Saint Martins because I’m overscheduled; I check up on our spring and summer gardens to see how they’re progressing, something I do most days these days. Finally, I’m beginning to understand the rich rewards of gardening; I figure out a way to fit in a visit with Silvy Liu (@tsquiggnome) to the CSM graduation show; Silvy’s a new friend who graduated from Central Saint Martins last year, whose project, The Pedagogy of Unlearning, at the graduation show impressed me so much that I emailed her and invited her to lunch; Silvy’s project, by asking members of the public to write their name in an unconventional, physically contorted way, so that they simply could not perform the task, proves the point that traditional educational regimes are so deeply inculcated into us that they permeate our very bones and muscles, literally.