from Bangor, Maine: Moby Dick

We entertained ourselves during the long drive from eastern Nova Scotia by listening to the first few chapters of Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Our day of whale-watching got us inspired. I also downloaded the Gregory Peck movie, which we can watch on the iPad — maybe tomorrow night — but getting a taste of the original words — the documentary, really, about 19th century whaling out of Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts — is more interesting to us now than when we were sophomores in high school.

Here’s a confession: we haven’t watched Moby Dick sooner because we’ve been catching up on episodes of BRAVO’s Work of Art reality TV series about trying to sift out the “next great artist” from a hodgepodge of contestants (from the people who brought us Project Runway). I downloaded the episodes from iTunes to iPad. As hokey as it sounds, it’s given us a lot of great conversations about “what is art?”

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5 Responses to from Bangor, Maine: Moby Dick

  1. Eric Zimmer says:

    So….what IS art? In ten words or less. Simple, right?

  2. Energized risk-taking in support of a strong vision executed impeccably. Any more questions, grasshopper?

  3. Eric Zimmer says:

    I count 11 words….

  4. :0 hypenated words count as one!!!!

  5. Eric Zimmer says:

    You’re right. I should never have questioned you, master. I must now go paint fence, wax cars (wax on, wax off)

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