After scanning through brief words from Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, and Bruce Lee I settled on a quote from Vidal Sassoon – “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” I held my phone up to display the quote to my daughter who promptly asked, through a mouthful of blueberry scone, “Who is Vidal Sassoon?” He cut hair – right? Lived in an orphanage for seven years when he was a kid. Created a look.
This exercise was part of a renewed focus between the two of us to begin with something to inspire us for the work to be done in the day ahead. After dropping her off at school, in an attempt to hold onto the moment and delay my ponderous to do list for a few minutes, I found the banks of swollen Fall Creek. It was flooded not only with rainwater from the weekend storms but flooded also with morning light and birdsong. The metaphors just create themselves.