Quotes, Artist’s Way, & More

To know what you pre­fer instead of humbly say­ing Amen to what the world tells you you ought to pre­fer, is to have kept your soul alive.
–Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m read­ing the chap­ter “Week 2: Recov­er­ing a Sense of Iden­ti­ty” in The Artist’s Way. The mate­r­i­al about crazy­mak­ers hits home so very much, and makes me want to get every­body I know to do AW!

…Crazy­mak­ers are those per­son­al­i­ties that cre­ate storm cen­ters. They are often charis­mat­ic, fre­quent­ly charm­ing, high­ly inven­tive, and pow­er­ful­ly per­sua­sive. And, for the cre­ative per­son in their vicin­i­ty, they are enor­mous­ly destruc­tive. You know the type: charis­mat­ic but out of con­trol, long on prob­lems and short on solutions.

Crazy­mak­ers are the kind of peo­ple who can take over your whole life. To fix­er-uppers, they are irre­sistible: so much to change, so many distractions…

Sam is on the phone with curiousmay9. We’ve been watch­ing Guess Who’s Com­ing to Din­ner—I request­ed it from Net­flix last week to hon­or Katharine Hep­burn. It’s an inter­est­ing film.

We have cleared out LOTS more clut­ter tonight, books and mag­a­zines for the most part. We evil­ly put them out in the breeze­way before we take them to the car, so the neigh­bor­hood kids have gone through and tak­en lots of them. That was my idea, thank you very much 🙂 They are encour­aged to read and exposed to mate­r­i­al they might not ever encounter oth­er­wise, and we have less to tote away! There’s still lots more to go out, but Sam does­n’t want me car­ry­ing it.

Cur­rent Mood: accomplished
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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