mastery….for the love of it

I’ve been trying to get a “plan” together.

At almost 55, I think that it’s time to get some kind of plan together.

It only makes sense.

Of course, it’s always a succession of little plans….movement…’s an ongoing process…..make the plans and adjust as needed.

What did John Lennon say about life happening while we’re making other plans….life happening while we’re making plans? What was that exact quote?

Look at this video of Joe Bonamassa at 13. I will bet that he didn’t have some master plan for “world domination” when he was 13. He wasn’t thinking about making the BIG BUCKS.

He just loved to play the guitar.

He just loved to play.

He was a kid….of course he loved to play.

That’s what kids like to do….play.

He just played the guitar.

He played the guitar extremely well.

Maybe what I’m feeling at 54 is the need for efficiency.

That’s kind of depressing….recognizing that I better hurry up and finish something good or “get off the pot”…..quit talking about it already….do something….even if I do it wrong.

Paying attention too much to your personal mortality isn’t something that helps you remember that it’s pretty important to JUST PLAY!!!

Freaking ants….it’d be a whole lot more fun to just be a grasshopper for a while.

So….what happened with Joe Bonamassa? That whole “old soul” concept isn’t really compatible with Christianity.

It’s a “one go round” kind of thing if you are a Christian.

But where did Joe Bonamassa come from?

How did that happen?

He’s no old soul….he’s just a really precocious guitarist…right?

I guess Mozart was pretty talented at a young age…but he wasn’t an “old soul”, either….maybe.

That’s not the point, though.

Just do what you love….love….and if you get some money, that’s good.

But if you don’t get the money….would you necessarily notice?

Would you notice….or would you be too busy doing the thing that brings you joy to pay attention?

I don’t really know.

I want the joy….and I want the money.

I want both.

And I want to play the guitar more like Joe and less like some club handed shlubb.

I never stop wanting.

I’m a “want machine”.


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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