December 20, 2004
We either give up, or keep trying the same old thing courting predictable defeat. Richard Lawrence Cohen meditates on a storefront that has housed successive failures.
Again, this time in the first comment, poet / physician Jeff Hull spreads his balm. (It's a matter of time before his work is collected. And commissioned.)
He practices an honest art
And greets the day with quiet heart.
Furthermore, if I try, and fail, is it even possible to fall back in the same place, time wasted, gain foregone? Or does the very experiment from which I must perhaps ultimately retreat create a new platform from which to leap again, meanwhile stenciling the face by which in the end someone will remember me?
The rhetorical question suggests the answer, triggered in conversation with Seattle's Authentic Promotion guru, Molly Gordon.