3/3/2022 Venice Beach

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”

_John Steinbeck.

Dat’s pretty

How can life be so beautiful and peaceful and so chaotic and uncertain all at once? It was a beautiful day at the beach. The forecast called for rain and despite a gloomy morning it turned out to be a sunny and vibrant day. A 3 on 3 basketball tournament drew a crowd at the world famous Venice Beach basketball courts. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe was fired upon by a belligerant invader and is reportedly on fire. Soooo…. There’s that.

I had never seen anyone shuffle dance in person before.

A difficult balance to strike in uncertain times is to not abandon the long game while maximizing the here and now. Losing hope is how evil wins. Stay focused on your journey. There is something indestructible about the decision to continue into the darkness. To keep following the path committed too even when the outcome is not guaranteed. This is where adventure occurs. This is where we gain victories and experience. Accumulate some wisdom and maybe a few lessons to pass on to the following generations. So don’t lose hope, but also quit putting off being happy. Regardless of the outcome we will never regret making the choice to live larger and love harder.


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