I have a dream job. It pays well enough, I don't have to think too much about it, I almost never take it home, and it takes very little of my creative energy to do it.
I can spend money on materials, spend time thinking endlessly about an idea I have and not worry about selling it, not worry about "success". It is the best way to create. No pressure.
I have been thinking about the meaning of growing moss on superhero logo t-shirts, about the antiquated notion of a hero. As antiquated as blaming a villain for problems we have a hand in creating, expecting a hero to rescue us from the world we have ourselves created is a damaging fantasy that keeps us from seeing our opportunities, from recognizing our potential.
Growing moss on the symbol of a hero also talks about life growing from the death of these fantasies. It is fertile ground from which self-possession might eventually spring.
The t-shirts came in the mail today. I am so excited to grow moss on them, it feels a little bit like Christmas. Moss growing is a completely new endeavor for me, so there is the potential for this not to work the way I want it to, which will provide me with an enjoyable level of anxiety while I watch it for a month. Yes, I will literally be watching moss grow for a whole month.
I am so lucky.