“God’s other Son” actually looked like an NFL quarterback yesterday! Five in a row on the road certainly says the beloved Broncos are headed in the right direction. I believe JJOOAAZQ has promised us an ‘Ode to Tebow’ so I’ll defer our general Tebow perspective to him.
I’ve never been one to “toot my own horn” but if I do say so myself, my art is beginning to blossom. While still an acquired taste for some, completely ridiculous to others, and still more being just plain indifferent, I’ve steadily made progress. It’s been frustrating at times, but to be alone (mostly) left to my thoughts surrounded by my work in various stages of completion gives me a level of satisfaction I think few can know. When immersed in my work I have more energy than at any other time in my dull life including paid employment, being with a woman (if memory serves), or drinking listening to a good Blues selection. Time passes with never an outside indication of what part of the day it is. Unless one bears one’s soul by allowing would-be patrons to examine one’s work, one can’t possibly know the high of genuine pleasure. Generally people won’t trash your work while face to face, but will either roll their eyes and leave or say “it’s all very interesting” then quickly exit. I’ve long since learned to take criticism and praise with equal measure though praise is easier to digest.
Art is much like the children’s game where a phrase or word is whispered to one child then the next, etc… by the time each child hears then repeats the original word or phrase it’s greatly distorted or altogether wrong. Art begins as an idea firmly ensconced in one’s head, but as the construction moves forward it rarely matches the original plan.
Creation to the utter dismay of Religious scholars everywhere is not an exact science! When something works you stay with it, shape it, bend it, and explore it until you’ve exhausted the idea. More importantly though this process almost always leads to parallel concepts or ideas. Thankfully, my synapses are still functioning and have discovered new but similar paths.
I’ll be seeking further light and knowledge just as young Tebow has inspiring an entire town!