Quite fittingly, and is so often the case, where I ended up by the time I finished writing this meditation is not where I thought I was headed. The word of the day is destination and the realization that when I aim for a goal, not only do I often fall short but that I’ve fallen short so often that I now habitually begin with what some might term a defeatist attitude. It hasn’t always been thus. I remember some projects that turned out differently, where a collaboration took me further than I had initially conceived. That was amazing.
My brother’s boat, the Arran Mor, a Catalina 30. The photo is from a summer past. I’m no sailor, myself, but I appreciate the beauty of the angles.
Dad taught me to explore the limits of the machine. Plane crash. Skidding my car.
On the second day of Christmas, my truelove gave to me….
We can never know the future. Yet we plan ahead expecting continuity.
Differentiate between identifying tasks and scheduling them.
In our society, we’re pressured to be productive, to produce something to show for our work (even in play). All the “be effective” advice is about setting goals. But no one talks much about what to do when we achieve our goals. Everyone seems intent on immediately moving on to the next thing. At the beginning of 2020, I realized I needed to reframe the argument between those who advise
Captain Marvel isn’t a bad movie. It’s merely a sufficient movie.