Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Dang, I love carrot juice, especially when it's free - so long as it isn't out-of-date and rancid/dangerous. A person who I was close to for many years used to dispense the following advice: There are only 3 modes in life: Input, Output and Make Money. I guess lately I've been solely in Input/Make Money modes. I input various foods, liquids and supplements into my body. I input music, art, internet, television and face-to-face, ear-to-ear communication into my brain, my "true self." And, theoretically, I make money, but usually not at a high enough bandwidth to actually feel its presence. I've been on a healthier kick lately, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with a New Year's resolution. Less harmful chemicals and alcohol inputted into self. Attempting to be less-curmudgeonly in my regular rounds of personal communications, but I often trip up on that and revert to my grumpy, slightly-mean self. But the one thing I haven't been doing much lately is Output. I was on a creative roll for a spell, writing songs and journal entries, occasionally blogging - sure enough, that's output. But lately, almost nada. I have a slew of half-finished song ideas on tape, but oddly, finishing those valuable bits can be harder than it seems. I started in again, last night, working on a song I had started a month ago. I worked it through about 2/3 of the way and went back to input mode - I had to check the internet, that valuable resource, full of so much indispensable information and entertainment. Damn! Tripped up again. the WWW is worse than TMZ - everything seems so frickin' important, but in reality, none of it is. I didn't make any particular resolutions this year - although Woody Guthrie's 1942 New Year's list has been making the rounds on the social sites , and it certainly is inspirational and entertaining - but if I have anything to resolve for 2012, it's to make more face-to-face time for the people in my sphere. Less internettin', more gettin' with. And that probably includes you, so watch out!