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week 382 ~ world turning sideways

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me.382world turning sideways
I brush off the crumbs
horns through a blue haze
world turning sideways
remember always
take life as it comes
world turning sideways
I brush off the crumbs

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February 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

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February 1, 2013

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2.1.13I think, looking back at my wayward path through the years, that the most valuable life skill one needs to develop in order to succeed, is to learn how to improvise. Life will never be smooth or rosy, except in very small stretches. Opportunities for your skill set may never materialize, love may not be as generous to you as you are to it, life as you planned it will definitely at some point go astray. Set-backs and tragedies await, and if you are to cope, to carry on, you need to be able to take a hard look at the pieces on the board and figure your best way forward. Right where you stand, right where you never expected to be. Imagination helps, optimism is a crucial ingredient even if it seems to have temporarily disappeared. No one teaches us how to do this, we learn from necessity. But it certainly puts jazz in a whole different perspective. And poetry, abstract painting, things most people think they don’t understand. Because, really, we are all just learning how to make life imitate art.

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February 3, 2013 at 11:34 am