Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

Etch a Sketch

"We have somehow accustomed ourselves to the belief that art is independent of the purity of private life. I can say with all the experience at my command that nothing could be more untrue. As I am nearing the end of my earthly life I can say that purity of life is the highest and truest art."--Mohandas Gandhi

I am exhausted today, after yesterday was yet another "fly to Long Beach at dawn, take a deposition, and fly back at midnight" kind of day. I found myself easily irritated, which is a trait I dislike exhibiting.

I think a lot lately about how to build things in life which nurture and help rather than just exist. I don't have a grand pronouncement. I post no magic elixir. But I do have the conviction that the way out must be by creating good.

marstokyo created a community called imagining_good. I love that idea of focusing on what works, and what is beautiful. I do not believe that "positive thinking" changes external realities. But I wonder if a good attitude doesn't change my own life, and help me be a positive force, rather than just stressed out. I cannot save the world. I cannot save myself. But perhaps I can be a bit more useful.

  • Play fast

    I played too many bullet chess games last night. I walked in Schell Park in Plano after work. Rain fell last night. I overslept today, which rarely…

  • No Warbler, No Cry

    I am on my annual Fall Migration walking pattern--many walks, few warblers. Saturday night we got together with our friends Greg and Melissa, who…

  • New Hotel, Same Jazz

    Saturday I attended a new WW meeting in McKinney in a Sheraton. I had not been to that Sheraton. Its location in a somewhat freeway-adjacent spot…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded