Sunday, November 25, 2007

We do what we want- we get what we want

Sketchbook update November 25, 2007
My wife says, "We do what we want." What she means by this is that people often say that they want to do this, that or some other thing, as in, "I want to learn to play the piano." If we really wanted to play the piano, we would be doing it- right now, today, no matter how badly or well. It wouldn't matter. If I could only give my students one gift, one lesson, one thing to take away from their time with me, it would be the gift of this moment of clarity. What ever you are doing, right now, is what you really want to do, even if that's drinking beer, watching the Beverly Hillbillies and smoking pot.

oh yes,
there are worse things
than being alone
but it often takes
decades to realize this
and most often
when you do
it's too late

and there's nothing worse than
too late.

Charles Bukowski


T. Mikey said...
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T. Mikey said...

I like this one... I do tend to do what i want.... and sometimes that actually is watching tv and smoking pot.... sadly that tends to be the place I receive those moments of clarity that my teachers were hoping to pass along to me....