You Do What You Are

Grant Snyder - Mashable

Grant Snyder – Mashable

26 October 2013
10:22 pm

Edinburgh

T. —

It has been a busy day. Not a bad one, not a tough one. A great one. But definitely busy. That’s been the pattern of most of my days recently. I think I’m going to give myself a day off tomorrow, to catch up on things, to get back to you about all of your questions that deserve my full attention, to prepare for the week which is also going to be another busy one. Just a day to make sure that everything is still on track, and still keeping up.

I’m sorry for being so far away.

I finished reading Daring Greatly, and it was incredible. You should really read it.

I’m babysitting tonight and Along Came a Spider is on TV. Have you seen it?

Jezzie Flannigan: Maybe I should take on something less challenging.
Alex Cross: You do what you are, Jezzie.
Jezzie Flannigan: You mean you are what you do.
Alex Cross: No, I mean…you do what you are. You’re born with a gift. If not that then you get good at something along the way. And what you’re good at, you don’t take for granted; you don’t betray it.
Jezzie Flannigan: What if you do–betray your gift.
Alex Cross: Then you betray yourself. It’s a sad thing.

*

I’m enjoying the bounty of simple things today. Chocolate. The rain outside. Smoothies. Friends. Adventure. The beauty of the quiet life.

Bounty
Robyn Sarah

Make much of something small.
The pouring-out of tea,
a drying flower’s shadow on the wall
from last week’s sad bouquet.
A fact: it isn’t summer any more.

Say that December sun
is pitiless, but crystalline
and strikes like a bell.
Say it plays colours like a glockenspiel.
It shows the dust as well,

the elemental sediment
your broom has missed,
and lights each grain of sugar spilled
upon the tabletop, beside
pistachio shells, peel of a clementine.

Slippers and morning papers on the floor,
and wafts of iron heat from rumbling rads,
can this be all? No, look — here comes the cat,
with one ear inside out.
Make much of something small.

*

Goodnight,
M

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