“Of all the parts of your body, be most vigilant over your index finger, for it is blame-thirsty. A pointed finger is a victim’s logo… No matter how abominable your condition may be, try not blame anything or anybody: history, the state, superiors, race, parents, the phase of the moon, childhood, toilet training, etc… The moment that you blame somewhere, you undermine your resolve to change anything.” – Joseph Brodsky. Continue reading
Putting ourselves out there, particularly with our creative work is scary for all of us. Perhaps it’s because when we are being creative – and I’m using the word very loosely to include any form of self-expression – we are completely vulnerable and leave ourselves open a world of criticism. Continue reading
How funny to hear the words “but what if you fail?” from a friend.
I have perhaps 80 years in total on this planet, how on earth could I ever fail? Sure, I could have projects that weren’t as successful as I would have liked. Or projects that were complete flops. But what will that matter in the long run? By long run, I mean the super long run. You know, when I’m dead. Continue reading