...serenity in motion
I like hope- I love the possible.
A few years ago, I wrote about a gift given to me. An oyster in a can that is supposed to hold a pearl. On the lid is a picture that shows each color that is possible in the oyster. I have never opened it because, once you open it; it reduces the possibilities from those several down to one reality. It is almost a happy Schrodinger’s Cat, save perhaps that the oyster is probably dead, Sigh* not every metaphor is perfect.
Ultimately, I like to believe that no matter where you are in your life; there will always be possibilities. That is why I try an artshow down in CA and end up not making any money. Because sometimes, these professional gambles can pay off. There is always a chance. If you don’t try anything, you will never have any chances. Isn’t that why we play the lottery? Somebody has to win it sometime.
I don’t gamble anywhere else in my life, actually go to a casino that is. Because, I take chances in other places. That is why you try to have a business plan, so you know where you can afford to take those chances. I had a feeling that CA might not pan out but because of that trip, I met a man who has a gallery in Los Olivos (We’re talking). Each chance you take, if you pay attention; can bring you gains.
I took a chance on going to Denver last year too, that was a great show. Not every chance you take will pan out. My life is more like opening a crate of last years Christmas lights. Sometimes when you plug them in, they work. Most of the time you end up buying a new set. That is why I purchase strings at the end of Christmas season when they are on clearance. They end up being my business plan, they are alwasy there when I need them.
Where is all this verbal rambling headed? Think of the possible, plan for the probable and always keep hope. Happy holidays.