Jul 29, 2006
Jul 25, 2006
“Just squeeze your rage up into a bitter little ball and release it at an appropriate time, like that day I hit the referee with the whiskey bottle.”
~ Homer Simpson, contemporary cartoon character on the television show, "The Simpsons".
Funny, but definitely not the best practice. I typically release my stress into the piano or house projects. However, when in major crisis we must learn to let it go. Very hard to do. We cannot control everything and I believe in a God in which I can place my strife and needs. We all have a purpose. When I'm not following my own purpose is when I feel not useful or the most down. I must stay focused. I must take care of myself. I must believe and move forward.
Things like becoming a father make my purpose even stronger (and BTW, just had another appointment today. The baby's heartbeat is very strong. So amazing.). This will be a major responsibility. It's making me reevaluate everything in my life.
Jul 21, 2006
Jul 17, 2006
~ Christopher Reeve, American actor, director, producer also known for his humanitarian efforts in the treatment of spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders. (1952-2004)
Accept who you are and make the most with what you've been given.
Jul 12, 2006
Jul 9, 2006
~ John Allen Paulos, Contemporary American professor of mathematics who has gained fame as a writer and speaker.
My first demo CD (1998) was entitled "Broad Uncertainty, " which was based on pretty much the same insights as the above quote. As I often say, we must keep moving forward. Is anything certain? A few things, yes, but often difficult to physically prove. There is always insecurity surrounding us in this world. Faith, hope and love keep me going.
On a lighter note, my lawn is very uncertain at the moment. It's starting to look like the Palm Desert (the brown parts, not the 18th hole at Shadow Ridge). However, it's just a lawn. With some perseverance and TLC it will recover. I have to get over my insecurity as I keep mentioning that I've destroyed my lawn and working on a fix to the neighbors. :) To really embarrass myself, it’s a result of me making almost 3 of the same fertilizer applications in the spring. Of course this was a mistake as I didn’t look at the spray bottle close enough. Head in the clouds… blah blah blah (I'm a creative type and artist, not a landscaper).