Labour Time

That makes me see clear that, my eternal devotion an dedication to work, in a free mean sense, is basically due to the fact I have had a life dedicated to composition. Besides notation, of course.

Labour time cannot remain the abstract antithesis to free time in which it appears from the perspective of bourgeois economy. ... Labour becomes the individual's self-realization, [but this] in no way means that it becomes mere fun, mere amusement, as Fourier with grisette-like naivete, conceives it. Really free working, e.g. composing, is at the same time precisely the most damned serious, the most intense exertion.

Via the man.

Addenda: This post arises from a writing by Mr. JW Mason, entitled Satisfaction.
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