Tonight is a full moon and I just met with Pope Brock about his moon book which Red Hen is publishing. The moon book dives in and out of moon dreams and money on the moon, imaginary money of course. When Americans think of a country, a place, an island, a person, what we think about right away is how to monetize it. Think about the word “monetize,” which is a favorite word in the 21st century. It’s something you should be able to do to whatever: Your kitchen, your photographs, the clothes in your closet, your extra furniture, your creative energy, your back yard, your car could be an Uber car or a Lyft car. Your extra room could be an Airbnb.
If you don’t care about money, enjoy your life. Enjoy your no money, enjoy your dreams, your writing, your art, enjoy beauty, enjoy walks in the moonlight.