D.E. is a way of doing. D.E. simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage, which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in D.E. You can start right now tidying up your flat, moving furniture or books, washing dishes, making tea, sorting papers. Don’t fumble, jerk, grab an object. Drop cool possessive fingers onto it, like a gentle old cop making a soft arrest.
This short film has been stuck in my head since I saw it years ago. I think of D.E. whenever I am doing some repetitive task to change my relationship to time and attempt to achieve a higher quality result. It’s a mindful practice and Gus Van Sant did a wonderful job illustrating the concepts. It’s also fun to ride off into the west with Burroughs.