UNTITLED, 1993, 22″ x 30″, monoprint

I consider bandwidth to be an important if not vital guide in my choice of intimates.

We’re talking people here, not lingerie.

The qualities of a person with generous bandwidth might look like this:

1. Can laugh too hard and long at a raunchy joke
2. Reads the New York Times Book Review
3. And the occasional PEOPLE Magazine
4. Isn’t afraid to leave a boring dinner party
5. Wonders what constellation that is
6. Asks a lot of questions and then some more
7. Someone comfortable with kings and the ghetto both
8. Thinks having Neil Armstrong at the dinner table is the best thing since sliced bread then asks him how he went to the bathroom up there.
9. Never wears a watch
10. Always on time
11. Considers whether to buy tickets to a monster truck rally or the chamber music festival.

Anyway.. you get the picture here..

I like / need people around me who have the capacity to tolerate, generate, create.

People with room for gut-splitting laughter and ancient, perhaps forgotten grief and everything in between.

My friends each have the qualities of intelligence on many levels; differing levels, but most importantly they share the ability to contain a huge amount of life.

That very quality ensures that I don’t feel the need or desire to make myself smaller in some way.

I feel free.

Free to roll my eyes, cry at a commercial, change the world, sleep for a whole day, pass by the political rally to watch the guy on stilts instead.

And if someone seems to have room for all the seemingly disparate parts of me… THAT gift I will cherish above all others.


3 Responses to “Bandwidth”

  1. Suzanne on September 15th, 2010

    Hi Cathy,

    Your blog is inspiring and I felt compelled to share it on my blog just now. I look forward to reading future posts and exploring more of your artwork.

    Thank you for a wonderful blog.

    Warmest wishes,

  2. gerry harty on September 15th, 2010

    Hey Girl…I hear you…I would be honored to be your friend!!!…sincerely,gerry

  3. Laura Hegfield on September 16th, 2010

    You are describing my eclectic tribe of friends too! Life is so much fuller when we surround ourselves with diversity, and people who are truly comfortable being themselves.

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