Marc said that he never wants to take the gig.I can't agree with this inkling more. Every time an opportunity is presented the fear creeps in. What if I can't pull it off? Am I going to hate this? Dread. It was so refreshing to hear two creatives in fields that I'm not in (music and comedy) express this notion. It makes me feel normal. I very rarely let fear stop me from showing up, but knowing that it doesn't totally go away in some strange way gives it less power for me.
Ben was talking about how blowing on an instrument for hours and hours doesn't change the tube, but the player is transformed.I love this so much. It touches me to see the beauty in any pursuit we decide to commit ourselves to. Anything we are willing to do in front of people, that we will let it all hang out, put perfectionism aside and be truly willing to fail because it's that important to us. It could be cooking, painting, parenting, marriage, camping... Any pursuit that makes us vulnerable has the ability to touch others and transform us.
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