Celebrating a Year

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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

week 73 ~ glance to the right as you pass the exit

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glance to the right as you pass the exit
sign a scene from a Constable painting
appears it could be titled marsh in spring
every morning commute I wait for it
this sweet pastoral anomaly sit-
ting at the edge of civilization
ruined by urban sprawl pay attention
to its timeless beauty not readily
still found untouched a remnant easily
lost forever to mindless construction

Written by mairmusic

March 13, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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