I've enjoyed myself this morning, doing more stuff from my new book. And I was randomly allocated a previous post when checking my post from yesterday. It said:
'[the residual purpose of art] is PURPOSELESS PLAY. This play, however, is an affirmation of life - not an attempt to bring order out of chaos nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply a way of waking up to the very life we're living, which is so excellent once one gets one's mind and one's desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord'
John Cage, cited in How to be an Explorer of the World