January 1, 2011

take it with you


If you've got eyes bigger than your stomach, you'd better make sure that stomach is iron. There's a good chance that your glass half empty isn't as urgent a problem as a plate too full. Be timely, but be ready. Take the time but only if its yours to take. Take risks, don't take shit.

Get enough sleep, but don't go to bed angry. When you wake up if you don't feel better, go back to sleep. You don't have to be nice but be kind. And if you can't be kind, be fair. There's no such thing as retribution, only circumstance. Remember that the next time your tail's between your legs, the next time you're on the business end of the trigger. Know that power has no loyalty.

Give away everything you have, unless it's something you don't want to give. Take what you need, but make sure you need it more. Don't be bitter, be better. Don't create for the sake of creation. If you aren't sure, wait. If you aren't young, don't wait.

Do it because it compels you. Do it because you will die if you don't. You are alive. There's no such thing as getting a life. If you're thinking about it, you've already got one. If you're thinking twice about it, think again.

Be good. Be proud and be embarrassed about it. If you don't know how you feel about something, use a different sense. Change your mind as many times as you want. The only constant is change. Things will be okay in the end. If they aren't, then it's not the end.
Cut your hair. Cut your losses. Pack light when you want to love someone else, but tread lightly if you don't. Go further every chance you get. Come back when you learn that everything you wanted was where you began. Making a bad decision is better than making none at all.

You don't have to know it all. You won't. In fact, don't even try. Know that you'll learn faster by being wrong. But do right by it, and you'll learn better. But if you're gonna know anything, know how you feel  and go with it.
You always have a choice and it always matters.
Everything matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're very wise.