Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Life has got a habit of not standing hitched.
You got to ride it like you find it. You got to
change with it. If a day goes by that don't
change some of your old notions for new ones,
that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.
Woody Guthrie, singer, born on this date, 1912
[ he died in 1967]
Ah, good ole Woody! Down to Earth wisdom.
All I have to say is, I’ve been pretty good all my Life at changing some of my “old notions for new ones”. I’m not quite sure where I learned that ….. though I think maybe some of us are that way and some of us aren’t. Does it have anything to do with the way that we are raised? I don’t know. From my own experience, No. I was never talked to about that – though my later religious experience did teach me ….. for which I am grateful.
Do you think that “God” draws those who are open to change to be “leaders” in this business? If so, I think it is in order to teach us to laugh ….. because I’ve tried to teach people all my Life to embrace and welcome and honour Change – to little avail!
So: tomorrow is a day for not trying to milk dead cows!