March 23, 2007 (almost exactly 2 years ago), I included the following quote in my blog post entitled Give it All: One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is a signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, s
“Sometimes the world speaks to us unbidden, if we have the ears to hear it.” I heard that line on a show called Recreating Eden, on July 30, 2008. Unfortunately, I didn’t catch the name of the person to attribute it to. But I agree with the gist: it’s all about surprise, being open to surprise and joy, cultivating a willingness to experience them, fully. I am always listening for the messages that the world, or life, is speaking. I will not pretend that I receive full blown
My son was lucky enough to get tickets to the Leonard Cohen concert when Cohen came to Kitchener this June. The man is more than a legend. As Robert Reid wrote, for the Kitchener Record, I'm Your Man “[H}is charisma is not the result of fashion, sex appeal or even force of personality. It’s a form of grace, a gift with appeal that transcends mere attractiveness.
After each song, and in response to thunderous applause and regular standing ovations, the Monk of Rock offered his