Lesson #139: Start seeing things.


When you become stuck on something—an idea, a flaw, an option—it’s really hard to become unstuck.

I learned a lesson a few days ago about starting over.

Something equally as hard, but completely different, is re-arranging what you already have.

Sometimes you have to re-see things. See them in a different way; shine them in a different light.

My visual aspects professor told us on the first day of class this semester, “Lay in the grass, look up at the clouds, and learn to see things.”

And that’s just what I’m going to do.

Metaphorically, of course.

Maybe a few lessons I’ve learned over the past couple of days have been perfectly aligned to set up this one. We must learn to start over when needed, work with what we have when it’s all we have, and now: re-see what’s already been seen.

I’m not sure what’s harder.

All of it’s tough.

But today has been quite the challenge.

Then again, what day isn’t?

That’s when life ceases to become interesting.

Learn to re-see things. It’s easy to become attached to ideas—I know this is especially true for me. But you have to learn to tear yourself away from them to create something better.

Magic will start to happen.

When’s the last time you’ve looked up at the clouds?

Day 139.


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