"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

11 May 2016


You find yourself by losing yourself. By not thinking about yourself all of the time. When I am in a slump with my writing, I'll go and walk for a week. Walk and not see a human being. Something happens after four or five days which is quite wonderful. It is an ancient thing. Your sense of smell. Your hearing. They come back.  To live really a full life, you need to follow where it leads, in defiance of all things conventional perhaps. And of course it has its price. You have to know that going in. But the price you pay, in my opinion, is not worth the time of day to think about. It is so important not to kneepad around the world. You should never bow down to anything but those you love and respect. Ever, for anything.

Doug Peacock

Thanks for pointing the way, Poetessa.

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