There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. - Mary Wilson

007 and Saxophones

Posted: November 15th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: | 1 Comment »

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I came accross a list of things to learn and practice for the sax.  Various scales and techniques.  It very simply said “There’s a lot of work here, but once you do it, it’s done and it’s under your fingers.”  Watching the latest Bond movie I thought to myself, being a badass is simply series of tasks.  Learn to fight, shoot, womanize, hack, fly planes, climb mountains, drive offensively, repel, etc.  Each is simple enough to learn, they just take time.

Now perhaps being a spy or a sax player is not your goal.  Fair enough.  What is it that you spend your time pursuing.  Of all the possible things that can consume our time, it appears that most people are preparing to get fat, preparing to recite trivia about random celebrities or athletes lives, and studying the art of passing time with as little thought as possible.  Maybe these things are fun, but we get to choose what we do.  So of all the cool things in the world, all the cool places, why are we all living in the middle of nowhere watching tv and getting fatter?

What is it that you are preparing for?  At the end of each day are you just a day closer to death or a day closer to something magnificent?


One Comment on “007 and Saxophones”

  1. 1 AC said at 7:25 am on November 16th, 2008:

    Amen, my dear friend. Count this thing called a CPA exam in that category. Yesterday, I was just a day closer to death. How sad.


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