It took me years, however, to fathom the most crucial revelation of all—admitting to myself that I am an artist. In the initial stages, this admission seemed to provide an excuse for indolence.
It is said that a student and a master must coexist, but this duality may border on the metaphysical. Most of us who traverse this unconventional path discover that the student and master, in our case, may very well be one and the same.
As self-taught individuals, we are the kind who renounce contemporary academic education in favor of carving our unique routes. There is an art to absorbing and retaining knowledge, to resourcefulness and mastery. In this sense, we could be considered anarchists of a different sort—rebels of the conventional educational system. The title of "Head Janitor" resonates profoundly. It represents a commitment to the ethos of never creating garbage, always taking out the garbage. In this context, I am not just a creator; I am a curator and custodian of the spaces I inhabit. I strive not to leave my mark through disorder but through an enduring legacy of artistic expression and responsible stewardship.
In conclusion, Masterson's Release No. 50 and the path it represents are a testament to the multifaceted nature of artistic and philosophical journeys. There is no one way, no singular philosophy, and no true isolation in the pursuit of creativity. I am both a student and a master, a learner, and a teacher, and it is in embracing this duality that I transcend the boundaries of conventional thought, ultimately embodying the spirit of the Head Janitor—leaving behind a cleaner, more meaningful space station earth.