I think lately about doing things for blood or doing things for fun. I practice law for a living, do it well, and take it quite seriously. I play chess for fun, play at a level stronger than 85% of the "serious" chessplayers, and yet am not at all any "good" when compared to "real" players. I write poetry and the rare legal writing paragraph, and I am not at all good. I play musical instruments which
a child could play, and record myself acting silly. I like that I figure out ways to interest and entertain myself, but I wonder sometimes if I should do more things of serious worth. Yet sometimes I wonder if I don't misdefine what is "sport" and what is "blood". You know, blood is that stuff that courses through your veins, that stuff that really matters. How often do I evaluate what matters by things as silly as money or notice or other inessentials? Why not apply my own sense of right and wrong to these things? The labels are not so easy--sometimes the fun makes the blood flow.