puzzle pieces

November 13, 2009 § 1 Comment

you cant please all the people all the time.

this is true.  but i say:

no matter what you do or say or write or create someone who you respect is going to hate it.  there will always be someone (who matters, who you love, who usually \gets\ your work, whose work you love, who is a mentor, who is mentee, etc etc) who will be appalled. by it.  come with a knife and a napkin to cut it up and eat it live.

on the other hand.  there will always be someone unexpected who loves your work.  even when no one else seems to have noticed.

this is the way it is. whether you are selling poems on the corner.  or selling your painting half a mill a pop.

this is the way it will always feel.  life is about being unsatisfied.  i dont mean that in a depressy way.  i mean.  the point of life.  is that we are born into this world as partial beings.  and we live as partial beings.  and we will die as such.

what i mean is.  that each of us is whole.  a whole partial piece.  like a puzzle piece.  that’s life.  we have to connect with each other.

what i mean is.  feeling partial, i see, is not a ‘bad’ thing.  or a thing to be avoided.  it is just part of the design/pattern of the universe.

and because each of us is partial.  (and yet still wholly ourselves) we cannot please all the people all the time.

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§ One Response to puzzle pieces

  • Claire Martine says:

    yeah – and who can be bothered to please people all the time? 😛

    i really like what you wrote about writing. i have just finished a piece of writing – a thesis – and i read somewhere that one of the main things you have to do with a thesis or anything you write is just to make people think. it was very comforting.

    i also like the metaphor of the puzzle – very very much!

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