Posts Tagged ‘things I know so far’

things I know so far #3

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

acting your age can be liberating

admitting defeat is a victory of sorts

if the door you’re knocking on does not open,

it may be the wrong door

or you might need to kick it in

or try the hatch in the ceiling

giving slack can make you grow sideways and lengthways

not just upwards

comfort zones get bad press and need more appreciation

thinking that language barriers can be overcome underestimates language

and thinking that everything can be said overestimates it











things I know so far #2

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Screen shot 2014-05-19 at 6.47.51 PMcreativity rarely occurs in a vacuum

it can be a group activity

or even just a conversation

listening to criticism is not the same

as beating yourself up

the mistakes you take great pains to avoid passing on

to your children

will be replaced by other, perhaps bigger mistakes that

sneak in where your blind spot is

nostalgia should be an alarm bell

but rituals can be comfort

trees are nearly always good news

as are many kinds of animals

and sports

and old friends

when you hear your mother or father speaking

and look around to see who said something

and discover it was you

it’s not always a bad thing

music transcends

if it doesn’t, it’s not the right music