Paulo Coelho’s interpreter Yau counsels the author:
“Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes … they are precisely the kind of people who change the world”.*
Love is what the universe is about, but it feels more like a dance rehearsal than a performance. Moving this way or that way with someone or with many, until some way of connecting with rhythm is found making it possible for giving and receiving.
It’s hard, and many lose interest, or get tired or exasperated, long before the connection is found, but life is about having the time we need. Those who hope for more are willing to stumble their way forward, finding some way to dance together.
Yau also said to Coelho:
“Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do.”*
Pride and greed and foolishness pulls me away from others, but humility and gratitude and faithfulness pulls me towards others.
And, if you don’t expect some perfect dance moves from me, then I can join in the dance, too.
(*From Paulo Coelho’s Aleph.)