Dexter and I walk. We amble the same neighborhood most days. He never fails to find new and interesting things to smell. I never fail to find new and interesting things to see.
A man feels a burning desire to paint. For 25 years, he studies art, makes art, works menial jobs to pay the bills, and calls himself an artist,a painter. He never sells a painting. He stays focused on his internal flame, even in the complete absence of any external fanning of it.
Does this dedication, this focus, this single-mindedness make the man a winner or a loser?
Your best friend fancies herself a dancer. She has unwavering dedication to her practice and to her dream of becoming a professional dancer. However it seems clear to you and to others that she has neither the physique nor the talent to achieve her goal.
Would you support her best by encouraging her in this dream or by gently helping her to see other options for herself?
My friend and I met on New Year’s Day at the beautiful Dushanbe Tea House in a nearby suburb. It’s the second time in a row we’ve met there on this day, making it our brand new New Year’s tradition.
The food is delicious and just a bit exotic. The architecture and aesthetics are gorgeous.
Over tea and brunch, we covered the important areas of our lives, getting up to speed with each other on all that has transpired since we were last together. Just before we were to part, Continue reading Perfect Start