House-building, measuring, sawing the boards,
Blacksmithing, glass-blowing, nail-making, coopering,
Ship-joining, dock-building, fish-curing, flagging of sidewalks
The pump, the pile-driver, the great derrick, the coal-kin
Coal-mines and all that is down there, the lamps in the darkness,
echoes, songs, what meditations…
Whether reading a book, watching a film, or observing a painting, make sure you make it yours.
That means internalizing your perception via a filter, ideally in relation to an idea, point of view or project you're currently engaged with.
Often, you will have a stronger connection to the work, as you are embodying it within a relatable context. And it enables you to appreciate the work over time, via different vantages.