Paths, as Frost imagined they should, have little to do with outcome and much to do with choosing. And to do with action.
And why is that so?
I can’t imagine a better rationale for action steps than that of leaving where we were for where we are going, of making some kind of progress. Much of this, I have observed in myself and others relates to truth telling, and much of the rest connects in so many ways to confidence. I’ve often written that life is a confidence game – not for the double entendre fun a punster gets, though I confess …
But confidence and integrity have to be intertwined don’t they, or neither works very well.
This morning’s essay by David Brooks hits this nail on the head, on the side, inside and outside of us. Hits home. Hits me. Hits people I know and like. It even hits some I don’t care for very much – but go ahead, have at it. There is plenty of wisdom to share, lots to give away.
… shifting gears just a little, some word play. Phrases have such different meanings if we move the spaces between letters around. I was inspired by sign I saw this morning where the letters were schmushed together leaving my eyes and my brain confused and amused.
The sign used these letters all run together: takingaway
Which got me wondering …
For instance: go away, run away, move away, take away, give away
Could take on different meanings as: go a way, run a way, move a way, take a way, give a way
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 11C/52F, light cloud, light breeze, another honey of a day – Gusta pulling hard to meet pedestrians sprinting to catch their train, and following/sniffing a fresh trail of something nocturnal – nothing in sight but she plugged ahead as if those sniffs and tracks were only moments old – a real sense of urgency…
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