“Honestly,” Urania tsk-tsked and worried the hem of her dress with her fingers. “A two-year-old could draw a better Kermit.”
“Careful Nia.” Cal’s warm gaze invited the Muse of Determination to soften. “Words have great power to bless or wound.”
“Besides,” Thalia added, “Drawist is comfortable with imperfection. Growing out loud, messy and unskilled, invites others to do the same. Confucius said that to rank effort above the prize… may be called love.” The Muse of Wit wrapped her arms around Nia in a gentle embrace.
Calliope admired Typist’s blended watercolor rainbow. “And most days, the greatest effort lies in simply showing up.”
When you decide what your Big Dream is, you’ll be bursting with enthusiasm and want to share it with everybody… Most everybody will give you one of those “OK, that’s nice, now please pass the ketchup” looks. Some will scoff, suggesting that whatever your Big Dream is, it’s too big for you. And a select few will whisper words of encouragement. My advice is this: Pass the ketchup. Ignore the scoffers. And remember those words of encouragement ‘cause they’re the only ones that matter.
~Kermit the Frog; Before You Leap: A Frog’s-eye View of Life’s Greatest Lessons
Words from Typist:
I found a blue window in yesterday’s wall of grey.
The muses and I went to the movie theater where we watched Mrs. Harris go to Paris. Once the London housekeeper and seamstress decided to pursue her dream of owning a Christian Dior dress, all manner of accidents and incidents conspired into an adventure well worth her wait.
And before you say, “That’d never happen for me…”
I’d like to repeat a question that more than one reader has gifted me their perspective on…
What would you try if there was no reason to be afraid?
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