Burn Baby BurnDecember 9, 2010 Leave a comment
“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
Life and work certainly have been burning of late, and while I have been thankful for the opportunity across the board for full engagement of mind, body, and spirit, I am also missing some of my reflection and writing time. And now I hear the voice of Mr. Cohen again – “Forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in.” So here is my little offering of light as the seasonal darkness grows, in the form of a few questions that continue to smoulder throughout my work.
- When was the last time a public engagement process failed because of too much participation?
- Can anyone be process-averse? (Kind of like being allergic to the air we breathe?)
- Has one ever really gotten it done?
- Is there really such a thing as certainty?
- What isn’t a work in progress?
- If we know what we are doing isn’t working, what will it take to try something different?
- How are we going to thrive if we don’t get at least a little crazy?