As we near the end of our audition tour, we are thinking about resolution, and offer this #ASQoD*
“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.”
I came of age in the 60’s and the 70’s, when the Serenity Prayer was already becoming clichéd. That powerful mantra that helped so many people get their lives back from all sorts of addiction and abuse had started to feel trite, and it receded into a cobwebbed corner of my mind.
It’s time to dust it off. We must be flexible and resilient enough to accept what we cannot change, and seek not only the courage but the tools to change the things we can. (The wisdom to know the difference requires advice from someone smarter than I, so I’ll let that one alone.)
Stop trying to fight the waves. They’ll keep coming. You’ll have bad days, you’ll always be the wrong flavor of the month for someone, and roadblocks will seem to come out of nowhere. Wring your hands and sulk for a minute to get it out of your system. Then learn to surf.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”
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Photography by Doug Pensinger