When someone shares a new idea, or makes a pitch, or describes a dream, what would happen if you were enthusiastic? … In this moment, your confidence and enthusiasm exist to make the idea better. No harm in that. For either of you*
Master storytellers understand we need true satires and tragedies, dramas and comedies that shine a clean light into the dingy corners of the human psyche and society.**
The dawn arrives each day to play a “yes and” game, inviting us to bring our light, too.
Here is the wonder of a new day: no matter how tragic or comedic or dramatic, every life has some light to bring.
Although this may not be how it feels to us, it may be that some rearrangement of all the things that fill our lives will make it possible for our light to shine out:
It’s not the sequence of the base-pairs, the genes, we ought to be mapping out, but the sequence of the stories that of to make up a life. … And who knows? Arrange them differently and you might get another life altogether.^
This catches my attention because of my dreamwhispering work which seeks to honour the wonder of living a different story with everything our lives contain.
The doodle and today’s title are prompted by Morecambe and Wise’s wonderful Christmas sketch with André Previn (aka Andrew Preview): enjoy.
*From Seth Godin’s blog: Cooperative enthusiasm;
**From Robert McKee’s newsletter: Why Every Story Needs Poetry;
^The character Axel in Jan Kjærstad’s The Seducer, quoted in Peter Turchi’s A Muse and A Maze.