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On Fire or Underwater

ON FIRE OR UNDERWATER seems to be the order of the day. This is not the way it’s supposed to be. There is an unwritten contract that we live and love in paradise and anything contrary to that gets people disagreeing and prickly. Hey we like a day of rain, maybe even two (we know that our reservoirs are filling up and we know that there is snow in them their mountains) but anything longer than that ushers in a disturbance. And not a disturbance like sea, sand and current that will make a pearl; but an insurrection of the sprit, a disorder that forecasts we are like everyone else. And that is just not okay.
 
This unwritten contract is represented by the fact that LA hosts the worst drivers in the world. That’s because we are supposed to be seen in our cars, not actually drive them. When there is a disaster, that lack of ability is exponentially on display. There are very few identity couplings that are more repugnant than Entitled and Incompetent, that’s a bad combination. So, what we know is Los Angeles will reset. The sun will come out, the sky’s will be clear and the tour busses will be back in business selling the unwritten contract. And all will be right in the world.


A New Year 2019

It is both a new year and just another day. We drive the culture based on the importance we put on events. So is it just another year or a fresh start. We all aspire for a better year every year, even if we had a great year the year before.  What we wish to happen has very little to do with what will happen and becoming more adept, more heroic in the face of the unexpected would be a banner year. There will be challenges that will require the best of us, that will require us to come face to face with our own humanity. Telling the truth and finding the truth will be the path to follow.
 
What we believe to be a real threat and what actually is are usually worlds apart. The leverage that life has on us is always what we are afraid to lose­­–– what we are trying to hold on to.
 
There are two seemingly contradictory statements that are worth holding in your heart: the first being that nothing is permanent and all is transitory. What looks true today could be dust tomorrow. And the second being that you play full out and give your heart to all you do, never waver.
 
We live in a world of color. We do not live in a black and white world. So, in the world of color you can have two opposing thoughts and gain great benefit from each.
 
Have a challenging and evolving year, because you will regardless.