Friday, November 14, 2008

If you need to get the funk out.

Declare amnesty for the part of you that you don't love very well. Forgive that poor sucker. Hold its hand and take it out to dinner and a movie. Tactfully offer it a chance to make amends for the dumb things it has done. And then do a dramatic reading of this proclamation by the playwright Theodore Rubin: "I must learn to love the fool in me--the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."

Taken from Frida sometime last year. Thanks, Frida.


Frida said...

And thank you. You couldn't have picked a better day to give me back that quote. Prefect timing.


Emma said...

You're quite welcome, my dear... though to be honest my intentions were completely selfish. I needed it and thought that perhaps if I put it out there someone else could benefit from it too. I'm glad it was you.