“Instead of I am sad, which is saying that I’m sad and that’s all there is.
“What you can say is: There’s a part of me that feels sad.
“That gives your system the reassurance that you’re more than your feelings.”
“Maybe your feelings are super big. You don’t need to diminish your feelings.
“You can say: Part of me feels extremely sad.
“This acknowledges that your feelings are big and you’re still there.”
Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant: Lent (Pavane of Sleeping Beauty) by Maurice Ravel
From Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)
Originally for one piano four hands, the piece was transcribed for solo piano by Ravel’s friend Jacques Charlot the same year as it was published (1910).
Five years later, Ravel dedicated the first movement of Le tombeau de Couperin to Charlot’s memory after his death in World War I.
Maurice Ravel is one of my favorite composers. He composed this simple piano piece at the request of Gabriel Fauré for a sight-reading test at the Paris Conservatoire Ravel dedicated the composition to Jeanne Leleu, the winner of the competition
Time feels no concern about whether you’re ready, willing, able, competent, foolish, or prepared.
Take every moment for what it is: Experience.
We each get to have our own unique experience. At times that feels empowering. Other times that feels lonely.
We learn from the experiences of others. We grow from believing in what we see, hear, touch, smell, taste.
Tough times make the happiest memories. Remember when that moment seemed important? Later, it didn’t matter at all. That split second that seemed insignificant changed everything.
2019 – Accept – “Autobiography” by Ashlee Simpson
2018 Complete – “Level Up” by Ciara
2017: Go – “Ready to Go” by Panic at the Disco
2016: Listen – “Listen” by Beyonce
Age 37 Paradox
Age 36 Curious – Witness by Katy Perry + Curiosity – Carly Rae
Age 35: Process – “Life is Wonderful” by Jason Mraz
Age 34: Balance – “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World
My one-word theme for 2019 has been “Accept”, so a manifesto on opinions feels good.
1. Love people first, then philosophy
2. It’s not good because I like it. It’s not evil because I don’t like it.
3. Ideas, suggestions, and thoughts – not truths.
4. Own thoughts in my active voice.
5. Personal speaks to the universal
6. I shouldn’t should. (You might want… or they may choose…)
7. Ideas may change others, only if they choose to change.
8. Strong judgments create a mirror on the judger.
9. Inquire gently
“Action is identity. You have to do the verb to become the noun.”
“That’s a sign that people are invested and that they want to go forward.”
“If we’re treating the notes as part of the process of making things better, it’s much easier to handle things in a positive way.”
“This is a team effort. People at the studio, the network, they are part of the team. It’s not an Us and a Them. It’s just US. We all want the same thing.”
“Many experienced and inexperienced writers, they have the sense that this is my vision and that they are attacking my vision. That’s a very common way to think. That is not at all where how we think about things.”
“If we don’t think it’ll get on the air, we push back. If we don’t think that, we will accommodate the note as best as we can.”
“The other thing is relationships. We have a lot of new relationships.
“See this not as a project, but the relationships. Ultimately a project will end – whether it’s 10 years or 10 days. All you’re left with is relationships.”