Today’s picture is somewhat different. This is a quote from the Dao de Jing, a famous text about the way of the Dao, or Tao. It’s considered the underlying principle of the universe, and following it is said to bring prosperity and success. And yet, without laughter it’s not the Dao. I just like that idea.
Ever heart of Murphy’s Law? I personally don’t always believe in it, but I also believe in not tempting fate. I do wonder sometimes though whether people are out there helping Murphy’s Law come true. Sort of like evil agents causing trouble for us all.
10 points if you get this reference. 20 points if you remembered that Kafka was the author, not the main character of Metamorphosis. And 100 points if you get why nobody cares when you turn into a giant insect.
…I hate bugs.
I’d like to share my thoughts on morality here for a moment. We all know that eating cats and dogs is wrong and only takes place in China. (Except that it doesn’t, by and large. But that’s the stereotype.)
But Pirate’s a barbarian. She learned to survive by herself, and doesn’t understand society’s rules. If she has to live, she’ll eat even bugs. So why shouldn’t she eat cats? My answer: they’re too cute. You can have a dog buffet, but leave cats alone.
It occurs to me that those who are satisfied with life often covet material objects a lot less than people like me. Well, shiny things are nice as I’m sure everyone would agree, but they’re just not necessary in the same way for people. In Pirate’s case, I guess she’s getting tired of tripping over gemstones and gold nuggets. How I envy her.
Thoughts on creativity. You might not agree, but I’ve never liked the idea that some people are more creative than others. The same goes for the word impossible.
Is it impossible to write and publish a book by yourself? Implausible, yes, but never impossible. Similarly, being creative should be an act natural as breathing, yet I find some people think they can’t be creative.
To think is to create, and the only thing that holds us back from thinking of wondrous things is our own thoughts. That I cannot come up with a book surpassing any other isn’t a lack of creativity on my part — just that I haven’t thought of the right thing yet.
Just some thoughts, and a little comic I wanted to draw. It took way too long to do for a single picture (5 hours), but that’s the way things are. Creativity is many things, but it’s hard to rush.
And now, somber reflections upon my descent into insanity. One day I’m talking about marketing my books synergistically with my own reading desires the next…this.
Some days are bad days. Like when you step in dog poo. Or get hit by a train. Or both. But some days you’ve gotta bite the world back.
Because Knight needs more screen-time! Well, part of the issue is that unlike Pirate, Knight doesn’t usually get into trouble by herself. She’s very collected in that way, but also sort of boring.
I was feeling deep and Nietzsche-ish today. Then I had to draw a Pirate picture. This what happens.
Would you step off a cliff for a friend? I’d step off a five-foot one — maybe even ten feet depending on what’s below. Stick people could step off of Everest and be fine though; it’s nice to not weigh much. So much for that saying.