Get out of your own way and run.
Dance like no one is watching — write like no one is reading — just let the words flow — pour them across the page like a melonhead who just wants to see what he will write next — like a reader who doesn’t know what will happen next — it’s OK!
No one will care, and you’re safe flying about that way unless a piano is about to drop on your
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A minute is a longer time than it sounds, and there are 60 of them every hour, 480 of them in eight hours.
If it only takes a minute to make a difference and change a life, that’s nearly 500 opportunities to make a difference. And that’s just today.
Continue reading “The miracle of a minute”
He turned at the shout and eyed the new arrival, who stood in the dusty street brandishing a weapon.
Onlookers scattered for cover as he assessed the scene, no discernible expression on his face. He sighed.
“Violence is a last resort,” he said evenly to the newcomer. “I have no interest in hurting you. Now, that said, you don’t want to push me to the last resort.”
Undeterred, the newcomer attempted violence. He parried. The newcomer tried from the other flank. He deflected. The newcomer hit him straight on; he shielded.
Now the newcomer had him by the throat with one hand and brought the killing weapon toward his chest. And so, he resorted to violence.
Continue reading “The Newcomer: A brief morality play”
“Life is short. Make sure you spend as much time as possible on the internet arguing with strangers about politics.” — a popular meme
There are (at least) two ways to respond to angry/hateful statements that you encounter on (anti-) social media: With anger/hate in kind, or with love.
How about saying, “We should talk”?
Continue reading “We should talk”
The wonder of this moment
that is here and will never come again,
overflowing with oh so much life
the sunshine and the color
and the silence (or
of so much everything
all around Continue reading “quite here in the moments”
Listen, kid. Listen, lady. Listen, old man.
You say you want to do something with this life? You’re not content and you want to change things?
You say it doesn’t have to be this way? You’re right.
So what are you going to do about it?
It’s your life. You can fix it. You have the power.
You say it’s out of your control? Stop that.
You have the keys — right there, between your temples, and right there, connected to your wrists. Those belong to you, only you, and you can do anything you choose to do with your mind and your hands.
So what are you going to do?
Continue reading “You have the power”
What to do when you capture lightning in a bottle:
1. Wait around with another bottle hoping it strikes twice.
2. Hug the bottle to your heart and never show it to anyone.
3. Put the bottle on a shelf or in a drawer and spend the rest of your days talking about that day you captured lightning in a bottle.
4. Share the lightning with everyone you meet. I mean, it’s lightning, right? It’s as bright and exciting as all get-out, able to shake buildings with its power. The world needs to see this!