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Saturday, January 15, 2011

"I'm going to tell you what i tell myself"

When you recommit to your life's work. 

Keep this in mind its OK to start small and from a corner. Enjoy pealing that orange open. Even the citrus spray which makes your eyes sting. It's not going through the motions it's called a process.  What you tell yourself is crucial. Speak when you know you can be spoken through. Hold your end of the bargain up like a crafty grinned waitress in a coffee stain full of people; like a pizza delivery boy in a low ceiling room with seventy five candled chandeliers and holes in the ground; like your four years old screaming at your mom bare chested to put your favorite Iron Man 2 teeshirt on; like a fist full of moonwalk. If you are ever given the option to choose between a half empty glass, or one that's up to the brim. Say wide-eyed with surprise,  "Oh shit, i left the hose on at home." No wonder my mother encouraged me to take swimming lessons. It was not her fear of me drowning, but rather her excitement of swimming.

Its ok to have fault lines ladies and gentleman. North America was built on the back of a Sea Turtle

A good man came in earlier this week.

Told me life is mazelike. Most seek to see the blueprints. Try to figure out how to get from A to B safely, and pick up a few good things along the way. What makes an Artists brave is their courage to step inside of the maze and map what they experience. I thought about this for a while. Butted heads with it. I can see that it teaches a new way of seeing, which is usually a strong tell for a solid stone to step on. However, the maze separates the artist from from the person. When they are actually one in the same.

Which, is why I prefer a Buddy Wakefield line, "So please, stop inviting walls into wide open spaces"


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