a fresh start
NEW YEAR FAMILY:
We were just given another chance to write our new book. What will be your page title? Mine is simply CHANGE. A new year is like getting a new book for you to begin to write your chapters and pages. If you have lived through 2014 and everything is fine and you decide to ”go with the flow’ , well go ahead. The only thing that goes with the flow is a rock, tumbling nowhere. On the other hand if 2014 has illuminated your plans, friendships, love life, health, wealth and your well being then simply face the brutal truth and know that to change is to grow into a new life the new year brings. I intend to grow into my new life for 2015. I hope you do too.
I find it interesting that we are now in a “new year” but still in the same week that ended last year. This reinforces the notion that time is just an illusion constructed essentially to measure our journey from womb to tomb.
On that note, I feel proud to be able to say that I am now entering my 57th year of life. I know that in today’s world, aging is being framed as a disease. Well, having personally known over thirty young men who died violently before age twenty (I still mourn for them within my innermost self) and having literally narrowly escaped death in 1988, – I still have the knife scar in my neck as a reminder …
I am celebrating my age and I’m happy to be aging. Let’s face it; once we are born, there are two options open to us, regarding our exit from this corporeal realm; die sooner, or die later. I’ll take every minute i can get here, and celebrate it, living as loudly as I can. And when my time comes to tread on, I resolve, unlike Dylan Thomas, to go quietly into that good night. Until then, I’m making as much poem-noise as I can, yeah man. Klyde Broox. 1.2.14
Klyde Broox is a poet from Jamaica now residing in Canada. He is an established poet performing many of his works all over the diaspora, the US and Canada. His latest work ‘My Best Friend is White” can be purchased at Amazon.
I get inspirational quotes daily and the one I received today was this. “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”– John Steinbeck
When I read the quote I smiled and said to myself ..opps my secret has come out . I have the same committee and they are the best committee that I have ever worked with. In general I hate committees. It’s a bunch of people who gives an excuse for working on a project and really the only person that works is the one with the idea . Committees are a waste of time especially if consisted of a lot of ‘talkers’ and not ‘doers’.
So I tackle my problems alone and especially when they are entertainment related I look at all the problems that will come up for the event and just let it flow. This usually happens when you have special events and you check the history of the events and you need to plan a similar event for the current year. My rule of thumb is never to repeat myself so I always put myself under due stress of coming up with new ideas to an event that I did just 12 months earlier. But I want something new-like a transfusion of new blood to give the event new life , after all its a new year. So I call my committee for a meeting and go to sleep. I keep thinking about it but I turn it over to my committee of sleep to take care of the details. And wouldn’t you know it the next day the problems just seem to automatically disappear and I start to flow.
My committee has never disappointed me as it always delivers. Somehow the committee tackles all the problems and delivers a step by step analysis of how to tackle these circumstances. That is my secret to the many events that I have planned that others wonder how did I come up with that idea. Its simple – my secret is my committee, the committee of sleep. The only committee that does what it says and get the job done.
How about you. Do you have a similar committee? Would love to hear your opinion.