! Create

Fill in the blank: “Life is too short to _____.” Now, write a post telling us how you’ve come to that conclusion.

I’ll admit, this one did cause me to stop and think a bit.

Life’s too short to…

  • Farm cubicles
  • Regret
  • Throw away (on smoking or drinking or whatever)
  • Waste At Wal-Mart
  • Spend in your car commuting
  • etc.

Lots of catchy t-shirt wisdom is bound to spring from this topic–there’s endless aphorism potential here. Little comics with pithy captions…do we have any comic artists in the house? Internet meme fame awaits you!

But I finally decided to flip the assignment; what is it that I cannot skip and be happy?

If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten,
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing.

That’s what that “!” is, in the title–coder-speak for “Not”. Life’s Too Short To Not Create. Isn’t that clever? Hey, stop throwing things!

I draw happiness from creating things. This week, that’s writing. In the past, it’s been hacking code or digital art or sketching or even my “rock star” guitar-god period. Aren’t you glad you missed that one?

Annie digs her quilting and her photography. Everyone has their own ‘thing’, or several things.

I was doing some browsing on etching (stone and glass) yesterday. Seems like something I could quite enjoy (I was a Chemistry major, ya know). Some science, some creative…captured my interest. More research is in order! Is there hobby potential here, or just enormous start-up costs? Thank god for Google.

These are the kind of things that do still engage me; make me smile and even inspire passion.

You’ll see it’s all a show, keep ’em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

Thank you, Mr. Idle, for the excellent advice. Life’s too short.

RecDave Seal

Give the audience a grin

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