“I like to get up when the dawn comes,” O’Keeffe told in an interview in 1966. Most days she took a half-hour walk in the early morning.
In Daily Rituals, O’Keeffe is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Take a peek into the daily rituals of Andy Warhol, Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Igor Stravinsky, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso and so much more!
Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, and graduating from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Currey’s writing has appeared in Slate, Metropolis, and Print. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.