Monday, August 11, 2008
Maybe Sisyphus Was On to Something
One reason I pursue acting is it's not what I do best, and I can almost accept I'm not particularly better than anyone else would be at it, if they set their mind to doing it (something of a big "if," even among actors). If I can accept my limitations in my art I may have half a prayer of accepting them in the rest of me. Paradoxically, this makes me no less determined to get as good at acting as I can. This might be an odd way to live my life, especially in America, given our cults of easy success (on the one hand) and weird religiousities, into which we usually toss our 'spirituality' (on the other). Maybe Sisyphus kept at it because the options bored him.