Tag Archives: Insight

Small Stone for 17 May, 2022

Why? It’s the question they always ask. Why do you write, paint, compose music, knit, garden, do woodworking, sew? Why let some thing occupy a significant portion of your life, or take it over entirely? But that’s the wrong question. The right question is, “Why not?” If you can’t come up with a good answer for that question, then a good answer to “Why?” is “Because I want to.” The best answer, though, is “Because I can’t not.” That is the egg from which masterpieces hatch.

Small Stone for 15 March, 2017

People have got the idea of crowns all backwards.   It’s not an award.  You don’t get to wear one because you’re worthy of it.  First you get it, then you work like hell for the rest of your life to become worthy of wearing it.  The last two monarchs of England have understood this very well.