Well, of course, the nature of life demands that we determine that through experience. Who are you? I haven’t any idea. Who am I? That’s another story.
Mark Tweedy is the father of a benevolent tyrant and owner of Cre8tiveIT, a creative services agency for artists and new technologists. AKA a copywriter, a playwright, and a traveler. A blogger as well, it would now appear.
This Blimp, which you are now aboard, is a place of refuge where you can stretch out and have a coffee or a scotch (or coffotch) while reading about writing for a living.
Someone said writing for a living will cure you of it. I think it was my wife.
There will be stories here that have to do with looking for work, project updates, travel (internal and external) and history (of the future and the past). If you don’t consider yourself a writer, we can provide you with a book jacket you may borrow.
Common sense won’t do you any good here. The spirit of a Zen koan is the amuse-bouche du jour.
To put it succinctly, I must defer to Richard Feynman:
The difficulty really is psychological and exists in the perpetual torment that results from your saying to yourself, “But how can it be like that?” which is a reflection of uncontrolled but utterly vain desire to see it in terms of something familiar. I will not describe it in terms of an analogy with something familiar; I will simply describe it.
I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. So do not take the lecture too seriously, feeling that you really have to understand in terms of some model what I am going to describe, but just relax and enjoy it. I am going to tell you what nature behaves like. If you will simply admit that maybe she does behave like this, you will find her a delightful, entrancing thing. Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possible avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” because you will get ‘down the drain’, into a blind alley from which nobody has escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.