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Cal, Tal, Nia, and Typist Skirt the Rules
“I felt… Errr… it was… Exhilarating!” Calliope chose her word carefully. Criminal is what first came to mind, but she quickly countered that thought and created another. They hadn’t done anything harmful… only found a creative solution around arbitrary rules that didn’t suit their intention. All of their little hearts beat fast as they added naked books to the library shelves.
“How many books have found us?” Urania rolled a pencil between her fingers and started naming them. “The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt, The Rise by Sarah Lewis, The Wander Society by Keri Smith, the Breakfast with Buddha series by Roland Merullo, Curious by Ian Leslie —”
“Interesting, right?” Cal nodded. “Those books actually called Typist… She didn’t call them.”
“I wonder if any of our readers ever browse bookshelves, select a title for reasons that they cannot name, and find growth between the covers?” asked Urania. “Drop us a comment if this has ever happened to you?”
“We’ll have access to WiFi in minimum security?” Tal joked — Cal shot her a be quiet look.
In case you missed the inciting incident… What’s Possible?
In other news, I challenged a story I’ve been carrying around. I believed that paying subscribers to the newsletter expected exclusive content. I was experiencing an internal clash of values every time I published on Friday and Saturday, selecting the paid subscribers only button. I value being open — universal.
So yesterday I asked my paid subscribers to tell me what story they tell themselves about paying to allow us into their inbox.
Guess what? Not a single one of them holds an expectation for exclusive content.
I’m so glad I asked!
And now I have an opportunity to find a creative alternative to show paid subscribers how much I appreciate them.
Grateful to be sharing with all subscribers on a Saturday! ❤️💜💚
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