Going all-in, on anything, if only for one day, or one week, where does everything else go?
Staying singularly relentlessly focused – one goal, one project, one passion – has always eluded me.
Or deluded me?
What would happen to everything else?
Exactly. Falls away or on my floor, left behind, a trickle of breadcrumbs.
Too many things, too many plates, oh bother – what to do?
Pick a path (not the only one, not the prefect one – just the next one). Find it. Walk. Run …
Passion, once found, is on this path, or maybe next path. Any path.
Paths represent journeys. We are not the journeys, we are the travelers. When journeys end we are still travelers, embarking on our next trip. No worries, no hurries, got the rest of your life. Not one day more, but that’s all we need. All we get.
Travelling similar paths, same time – entwined common purpose, delusional youthful romantic notion.
I miss those delusions. Obviously not enough. I’m happy. OK, content. Managing. Get working, push ahead, push things aside – push people too, make sure there is no time for them and then, just maybe, there will be time for everything. Wrong! There is never enough time to do all the things we want to do. Somehow a little switch inside us takes care of getting the essentials done, and the rest will wait …
OK, then don’t the weekend off.
Strange feelings percolating here. Can’t blame sleep deprivation, can’t point fingers, yet ‘figuring out life’ compartment of my brain seems powered by fresh fuel …
Toward, or away from, new flame?
Moth, safe in daylight …
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 13C/55F, sunny, light breeze, Gusta’s coat is drenched from soggy grass – so green and saturated from last night’s thunderstorms, looks like Friday, feels like Saturday – must be a long weekend!
Good Morning Mark, I find myself contemplating this same question: why don't we do it? There are a lot of factors that will contend with what we want to do and what actually happens. For some it's career, others family. Its the day to day 'sacrifices' that tend to alter the decisions of whether we can or not. How to break free of this without harm? Is it really worth it?I really appreciate your work and look forward to reading your column daily; you seem to put my thoughts down on paper. Great to feel similar frequencies =) Have a blessed day!, RP, Mississauga, ON