My sister once told me I should go out with a particular guy because he would treat me like a princess. She meant that he would spoil and pamper me and put my wants and needs above his own. I responded to the meaning of her sentiment by saying “I don’t want to be treated like… Continue reading When Someone Asks if You’re a Princess, You Say “Yes”
Sometimes we’re so focused on a desired outcome that we try to nudge it a little force it and just end up frustrating ourselves. Sometimes, while respecting the fact that we can’t always get what we want the exact minute that we want it, we forget that spending a good amount of time having reasonable expectations will not… Continue reading Focus Too Much on a Particular Result and You Lose Focus on the Bigger Picture
Sometimes it’s hard to believe your creative work matters, or that anything matters. Sometimes we just don’t see the meaning in our work, or in our lives. Sometimes we’re overwhelmed by the work that’s required to do something right, or even just to share our work with others. Mankind is logical to a fault. We’re… Continue reading Poisoned Apples: Issues With Meaning
It’s hard asking for help. It’s humbling admitting that we aren’t 100% self-sufficient at any given moment day or night. It’s another opportunity to compare ourselves to others, perhaps even denying someone else the help we could so easily give. We’ve talked about donors here before, right? Those teachers who come along to test us,… Continue reading Are You Prepared to Help?
Have you ever gotten a tarot reading? Did you go in curious for what future might be revealed for you, or prepared to wage war against a charlatan? I have, and I’ve given plenty of readings myself. Rule One: There is no such thing as “fortune-telling”. When someone tells you your future, they’re really telling… Continue reading Sometimes Going the Wrong Way is Going the Long Way
As children we are taught to “play fair” because “fair is fair” and when something isn’t fair, whether it’s deliberately cruel or arbitrarily ruled, we learn to see that something as broken. Then, somehow the term “fairest of them all” starts getting tossed this way and that, and we’re just supposed to take it to… Continue reading Mirrors Cannot Lie, So We Twist Their Meaning to Fit Our Fears