Monthly Archives: September 2016

At the Intersection of ART and LIFE

LIFE:

I often think about aging. More so now that I’m hitting milestones that used to be off in the distance somewhere.

I often have to think about how old I am when someone asks me my age. Despite the passing of the years, in my mind I still feel 27. I’ve asked a number of people if they have a magic age, and all of them said they do.

ART:

I’m reading a book that absorbed me from the beginning. Well-written, intriguing, and of substance. (The Ashford Affair, by Lauren Willig)

I get to page 105, and after reading the following paragraph, I stop, re-read, and am astounded at how coincidence and serendipity still astound me:

“She was constantly forgetting how old she actually was. Her mental age was permanently stuck at twenty-seven… It was like a reverse Rip van Winkle; time had gone by and she had aged without being aware of it.”

Mind. Blown.

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Leap, Do, Be

re-invent-yourself-dailyI’m literally going to take a page out of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic. Here’s a snippet of a Big Magic review that I found intriguing:

One thing Gilbert wants people to keep in mind is this: The stakes are not often as high as we think they are, and it’s okay to dive in head first, not knowing if you’re going to sink or float.

“Magnificent things exist in this world that were made by humans who weren’t ready to do it before they started,” she said. “They weren’t qualified, they didn’t know how to do it. Human history is full of creative people who were 20 percent qualified for that job; they took a leap and some amazing alchemy happened.”

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