Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chipping Away the Stone...

The patient says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."

The Doctor says, "Then don't do that!"

Somewhere between yesterday's rants, your comments here and in private, a mountain of tears and the long walk I took in the middle of the night, I realized something: the book is being written. Now. As I type this.

I had worked myself into a depression thinking the book was somewhere out there. Somewhere out in some future date, some future time, some future place, other than here; and I had to run to meet it. But it's not. And I don't. The book is here on this blog, in the pages of my journals, sitting in my heart each day. It's in the process of becoming what it is.

I used to have a bookmark that had this quote from Michelangelo:

"I chip away the stone that is not David."

I get it.

tall penguin


Anonymous said...

"So please don't attempt to assuage my ego with your well-wishing comments or even attempt to kick my ass."

Good to read this today.. it's tough biting my tongue. :)

Ged said...


tall penguin said...

Thanks anon and ged.

Ryan Kevin said...

I thought about telling you this very thing but I figured you'd figure it out for yourself. :-)

I figured it out for myself a few months ago and I've been enjoying the process of turning my blog into my "THE BOOK". Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll do it.