Tuesday, May 15, 2012


If you've been with me long enough in this blogging experiment, you'll know I love me some Ze Frank. I looked forward to his daily vlogs when he was creating the show, and I was super excited back in early April when I realized Ze was back, this time with a show.

I rewatched his An Invocation for Beginnings video again today, and while I appreciated what he was saying when I first viewed it in April, watching it through the lens of all the personal and family stuff that has come to a head this past couple weeks, I appreciate it even more.

Some of my favorite parts, in no particular order:

Let me think about the people who I care about the most; and how when they fail or disappoint me I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best in them—let me extend that generosity to myself

And god let me enjoy this. Life isn’t just a sequence of waiting for things to be [over]

Let me thank the parts of me that I don’t understand or are outside of my rational control, like my creativity and my courage. Let me remember that my courage is a wild dog, it won’t just come when I call it. I have to chase it down and hold on as tight as I can.

There’s no need to sharpen my pencils anymore, my pencils are sharp enough—even the dull ones will make a mark.

Let me realize that my past failures at follow-through are no indication of my future performance, they're just healthy little fires that are gonna’ warm up my ass

My cheese monster will never be satisfied with cheddar, only the cheese of accomplishment

Let me not think of my work only as a stepping stone to something else, and if it is, let me become fascinated with the shape of the stone

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