--ABANDON YOUR EXPERIMENTS
…It’s my birthday today and I don’t feel any different other than I am a bit stuffed up with allergies.
Birthdays were never a big deal when I was a kid. Maybe it was because we didn’t have any money. I actually don’t ever remember getting a birthday present from my parents.
I used to hate my birthday. Then I only sort of disliked it. Now I’m fine with it, but I’m not really excited like some people are.
I think I used to fear the idea of getting older, of aging. And that was back when I was young.
Over half my life has passed. If I died tomorrow, that would actually be okay. I’ve had a spectacular life. I’m one of the luckiest people I know and despite what anybody might think, I don’t take it for granted.
I saw this in a magazine the other day:
“With focus, we found wonder in the ordinary, fascination in the familiar.”
I like that a lot. It sort of encapsulates living a full life, with awareness.
I want to be that way as much as possible.
Here are some other things I like at the start of the weekend:
- “As soon as you judge yourself through others, you’re fucked, especially in this game. A long time ago, I stopped apologizing for not just wanting to an actor and having massive Hollywood hits.” Benn Northover
-“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
- “You miss things when you drive fast.” Chris Cloud
-“True self-knowledge is a shifty sonofabitch.” Kristen Young
-“If you can dream it you can do it.” Walt Disney