April 26, 2009

chapter 26

"Look at me, going everywhere! Why, I am a sort of Columbus of those near at hand and believe you can come to them in this immediate terra incognita that spreads out in every gaze. I may well be a flop at this line of endeavor. Columbus too thought he was a flop, probably, when they sent him back in chains. Which didn't prove there was no America." Saul Bellow

8 take risks
i don't know who's reading this stuff at this point, but i'm just gonna keep writing: take risks. extend yourself, and make it okay to fail. commit your energies to saving and sharing those things in this world that you truly value. keep things moving forward, and not just moving. want more! want better! push! put your heart on the line, have a pie in the sky dream, be visionary, get over yourself: whatever your version of risk taking is, take it! we only have so much time and only so many chances: let's make this the best life we can, k?


  1. What a beautiful painting !
    And thanks for the "chapters" you're doing. It's the kind of things we know deep inside us but it's always good to read and remember them !

  2. Anonymous4:44 AM

    Good lesson. And nice drawing. Thanks.

  3. well said...these little chapters have been great reminders and motivation. And such a wonderful painting! great work.

  4. I'm readin it my friend... and I think it's great.

  5. Oh good! Glad to know we're all in agreement. Thanks so much!

  6. Anonymous4:50 AM

    jezz!!! ^-------^
    you sooooo good.
    yaxin the big fan faun

  7. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Good sir,

    I do miss our chats.

    Here's to thinking of you.


  8. you guys are too kind. thanks so much! me too dunk! i'll meet you in the lobby in two minutes.

  9. Beautiful art to accompany inspirational words. It's like chicken soup for the artist's soul.

    Thanks for posting these!

  10. i'm reading and always look forward to your thoughtful motivational posts

  11. I just found your blog.. and just want to say.. you have fabs works.. and also.. I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of your inspirational words!

    Thanks for sharing! :D