I can't talk too long because I gotta get on my bicycle.
It's going to be a hot day and there's so much to get done.
For a person who "doesn't have a job" I sure have a lot to do.
I'm sure you do too.
I'm sure you feel like there's so much more to do each when you hit the sack.
Recently one of my darling children said, "and in the immortal words of our dear mother, I'm gonna 'hit the sackarooni'."
Do I really say that?
Anyway, I go to bed each night right now with a million ideas swirling through my mind.
I want to make some bead necklaces.
I have some nice beads and the stringing equipment and it's all organized on a wooden tray in my guest room study.
I want to bring the tray out to the backyard and sit on my favorite quilt I bought thirty years ago in Ely, Minnesota.
But I can't do that until I get some exercise so I look presentable in my new tangerine two piece bathing suit.
And I have to water all the plants and the hanging baskets on the front porch.
Last night was my screenwriting class, and again I was reminded that I have so much to learn about so many things.
People are writing scripts that are so much more sophisticated than mine.
I'm lucky I know people like them.
But the same is true with songwriting.
People are putting out great songs every day, so much greater than I know how to do.
I see that my garden is not perfectly weeded.
I see that my script is not very well constructed..so far.
I see that my songs all need work still...there are eighteen new ones as of this moment.
Humility is a great tool for creativity.
Arrogance doesn't help you collaborate with your Maker.
I guess I'll consider that the thought of the day.
Stay humble. Embrace the idea that you have a lot to learn and keep your head in that space.
Love from the Minnehaha Creek bike trail!