OK, just popping in for a sec before I get back to school with the kids and a totally unexpected link trail has me sniffling all over the keyboard. Go read the new blog Cliff's Lost and Found. His profile says:
A truly worthless human being that found out he was important enough for someone to care about.
The opposite of consumption is production. It takes far more time and energy to create something than to consume something. It takes a novelist a year to write a book that someone can read in a few days. A cast and crew of thousands spend years to create a film that will be viewed in two hours. Often our only recreational activities are actions of consumption. What an alternative it is, then, to rediscover the wonder and delight of creativity.~Albert Hsu