Persevering when times get tough is necessary to succeed.
And everyone knows, doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity.
So, does that mean to be successful you need to be more than a bit touched?
See, it’s leaps in logic like that that show how I almost failed philosophy class.
There are times when a boy and a girl love each other.
Hey Dad, you don’t need to go there.
Every dad has to. It’s an oath we give at the hospital before taking you home.
They were lying to you, Dad. I’m all set.
And how would you know you are all set?
Look, do you want me to tell you what I know?
Kill me now!
There were times he just wanted to get away
Race from wherever he was to someplace new
A place where no one knew him
No way that was going to happen now
So many things had happened over the past few years
People recognized him everywhere
Only if he could go back to being a nobody would he be truly happy
Reaching for his wine glass he raised a toast to himself
That’s what you get when you figure out the path to making it big
Dazed and confused
I sit here in front of my screen
Zoom to teach my classes
Zoom to meet with colleagues
Yet at times it seems pretty slow
Perhaps he is just sleeping.
And that’s the excuse you want to go with?
Really, he could be just catching some shut-eye.
Realize that I have watched the Monty Python skit like a billion times.
Oh, then yeah, he’s dead
That was anticlimactic.
So do you want to start it from the top again?
Letting rip the giggles
As you roll around on the bed
Until your sides hurt, but you continue the tickle war
Gripping these times with your kid while you can
How fast these times will end.
There is so much you can’t do by yourself
Others are needed to make it happen
Getting your tribe on board might not be easy
Everyone might have different opinions or a different way to do it
That’s when you need to realize we are all in this
Here is where we need to work extra hard listening and not attacking
Enabling the collective to try and fail as we look towards success
Realizing this is why in these tough times we need to stick…
How many times can you hit that ball off the wall?
You getting annoyed by it?
Please, for goodness sake, yes!
Even if I change the rhythm?
Reaching out and grabbing the ball. “Enough!”
You just have to let it out
Either that or explode
Little of this life makes sense at times
Let everyone know your there, as loudly as you can
Down the river floated the inflatable raft
Rapids could be heard in the distance
If they paddled hard they could determine their course
Find the optimal entrance into the turbulent times
That’s why it was such a shame that they never got their paddles wet