Friday, May 27, 2011
Things to Say
Utopia to me is my family working side by side. I made the disclaimer that we don't always live in utopia. Planned events don't usually work out, but I can create an environment where those incidents can happen.
I have learned that there is give and take. If I want to share this thing that I love, I have to give up some control and roll with it. I have to be flexible.
Matisse said, "Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and love of play." Dan Barney talked about the importance of play. I forget about that sometimes.
One of my favorite quotes is by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."
I'm not sure how to say this exactly but I believe in hard work and hard play. 'Hard' isn't really the word though, how about rich work/play? Awareness and resting in that awareness is part of that too. If anybody wants to add to that, feel free to comment.