The power of memories and expectations is such that for most human beings the past and the future are not *as* real, but *more* real than the present. The present cannot be lived happily unless the past has been “cleared up” and the future is bright with promise.
You’re Doing it Wrong
If you send texts instead of calls for holidays and birthday wishes.
Using Morse Code in music.
Find a way.
the purpose of figuring out all of my obligations is to be able to choose the one I want to work on, or can work on, right now, and to feel good about that choice. And as that feeling of good surrounds me, I get to work. Openly and honestly and ready to do the best I can.
Questions are places in your mind where answers fit. If you haven’t asked the question, the answer has nowhere to go. It hits your mind and bounces right off. You have to ask the question – you have to want to know – in order to open up the space for the answer to fit.
It’s a chilly December evening in Los Angeles, but I’m not cold. it feels nice. It gets dark early this time of the year. I’m riding a skateboard down the asphalt hill of S. Bundy Drive - so steep I only have to kick once from Wilshire all the way down to Olympic. I follow Olympic east and then head back up Sawtelle. I pass Cinefile video and see the bright bulbs of the Nuart theater’s marquee grow smaller behind me. I end up back where I started. My apartment on Barrington Ave.