Friday, May 11, 2012

More potential than you think.

        Life is so busy!  The video of Eva with her bees is mostly done, but I won't have it up until tomorrow or sunday.  It's not my best work but it certainly isn't my worst.  I have to use whatever music I can find that's free to license, so I'm not always happy with the audio track, but I do with it what I can.  I'm just glad to be behind a camera again.  I let myself fall through the cracks on that and some other things in the recent past, but I think I'm on the right track again.  It would have been nicer if I hadn't fallen off them in the first place though.  Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you never stopped pursuing what you wanted in life?  As a child, maybe you played a sport, maybe played an instrument, maybe you wrote stories; you had dreams that you put a lot of time in to is the point.  But adulthood reared its ugly head and those dreams were probably pushed to a back burner, or off the stove entirely.  I had these thoughts while looking at my young cousin a little while back.  He was about four at the time and I thought to myself for the first time "Wow! He has all the opportunity in the world.  No commitments to hold him down. He can go any direction he chooses  and he has all the time in the world to perfect whatever his pursuit might be."  Then I thought of how I had let life get in the way of some of the things I used to pursue and realized that he too probably wouldn't understand his potential until it was too late -- but wait -- then I took a step back for a minute.  If I, a twenty-something wanna-be-adventurer, could see this in my little cousin, what did the forty-somethings lamenting their own direction in life think of me, and the sixty-somethings of them.  Its never too late to make a change and to choose the life you want for yourself.  I guess if you're a fifty-eight year old trying to break into the professional stunt unicycling circuit you might get some laughs from the younger participants, but what else are you gonna do? Not go after what you want?  So, I fell off the rails for a while.  Oh well.  Time to play catch up i guess.  Unless you're a total pessimist, or a total procrastinator, or a hundred years old (and that one's debatable), there is always potential, and I hope I can always keep that idea with me.

P.S. If any hundred year olds (or even ninety year olds),  are for some reason reading this, get in touch with me, cause I bet you have some awesome stories to tell.  And if anyone reading has any music tracks they would like to allow me to use in future videos, please get in touch with me as well, and I'll see what I can do with them.   THANKS!

Have an optimistic day.

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