Advice to a young lady: Generalities
January 6, 2011
Humility is more important than judgement. Stumble, fail with purpose, fight hopeless battles just to take the loss, but learn from it and don’t repeat the same poor choice hoping for a better outcome. If you keep doubling down on a busted hand the investment becomes so high the only out is to buy losing as winning. Be brave, be stupid, but keep moving forward.
Everyone Knows who you are but you. You have to guess. You have to lie and suggest and invent from moment to moment under constant threat of interpretation. We frame beauty, we fix it in a place and shape that makes us most significant. And kid, as beautiful as you are the world is going to break its back to make you fit into the smallest of things. Keep Guessing.
Love is cruel but never mean.
It should leave big clean wounds not petty little cuts that bleed unminded. And If it often feels too big it should never leave us feeling small. We are giants trying to hold the moon, more than we can bear, but leaving us in awe that we could have ever put our arms around it. Don’t settle.