"In fact I am just one of those people who is building structures out in the world for other people to figure out how to get around. I am trying to revolutionize society, not building an new department in the same continuum of art history." — Lawrence Weiner, Artspace, 2017
I am struck by the word "structures". For most of my life, I have thought of what is in front of me as challenges, roadblocks, obstacles, always something to be fought through or surmounted. But reading this Benjamin Buchloh's interview with Lawrence Weiner, I find myself suddenly aware of not just a third way, but fourth, fifth, and sixth as well. It is possible and perfectly acceptable to have a non-aggressive reaction to what life puts in my path. It is possible to go around, or lie down, or even stop for a little while to figure things out. The rules don't make us. We can remake the rules.