Don’t give them what they want. Give them what they never dreamed was possible.*
Keep asking questions. Colour outside the lines. Draw your own maps. Create your own legends.**
(Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie)
There have been several times I have found myself blown off-course by a life-storm.
I didn’t think so at the time, but now, I’m grateful for being blow off the course I was heading along.
The storms have made it possible to be somewhere I never imagined.
Dave Trott writes of TV and radio producer John Lloyd:
He wouldn’t have done nearly so much with his life if he hadn’t been fired so many times.^
That encourages me.
Take a look around, take inventory of where you are and what you have.
It takes a while to reorientate, but slowly, we figure out where we can head from here.
Let me know if I can help with the journey.
*Orson Welles, quoted in Dave Trott’s One + One = Three;
**Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, from Maria Popova and Claudia Bedrick’s A Velocity of Being;
^From Dave Trott’s One + One = Three.