I have been married nearly thirty-seven years.  I’ve gotten older.  My wife, who was always smarter than me, has continued to increase her intellectual capital.  She’s a philosopher.  And, she has seen fit to fill up the empty spaces on the refrigerator with philosophical quotations that range from Camus to Bhudda.  But one of them recently really hit home:

“What are you waiting for?” Lope de Vega

I started thinking about all of the time I waste just staring at things.  It’s the “white paper syndrome”!  Go ahead!!!  Do something, anything!!!  This is a problem that all of us have.  There’s something that holds us back from realizing our creativity.  Maybe we’re just a little frightened to let go, to see where the muse will take us.  Who knows?  But the truly creative people among us have found the courage to cast off and allow themselves to taken by the tide to “who knows where”.  But, when all is said and done, you don’t have to be all that brave, you just have to “let go” .  As a friend of mine is fond of saying, “dude, it’s wood – there’s more growing right now!”

“What would you do, if you knew you could not fail?”

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One Comment on “Do SOMETHING!!!”

  1. Jim Says:

    Nice post. Isn’t it a shame they don’t teach this in schools

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