A wise legend in the creative field told me how in his long life he realized there were three basic reasons that he had ever made any significant creative leaps. He enumerated them matter-of-factly:
I thought his perspective to be a bit stark, but in his discrete thoughts I found a snippet in my mind from a sci-fi book (yes there’s life inspiration in sci-fi books sometimes) I read for pleasure while in college that went:
What you do
When it counts.
In summary, we are extraordinary as the situation demands. Luckily the situation in one’s life fluctuates all the time from the challengingly hard to the oh-so-soft to the largely unnoticed, and wonderful quiet of, just plain living. JM
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