My friend Betsy forwarded me Eric Rhoads newsletter, Coffee with Eric and his blog post, Doing Your Soul Work. I just LOVED this quote!
|Bird graphic from The Graphics Fairy. |
I'm reminded of the story of John Rzeznik of Goo Goo Dolls telling the story of writing Name. They were a punk band, traveling around in a van and he was approaching 30 and thinking about getting a "real job," and maybe going back to college. Or plumbing school, because apparently he's really good at plumbing, which back in the 80's would not have wowed me, but now I just think, "Oooooh, bathroom remodel!" :-) But I squirreled. Anyway, he was having that what-should-I-do-with-my-life? conundrum and sat down on the sofa, and wrote Name, which was their first song on the radio and the rest is rock-n-roll history.
Here's a clip of him telling the story, but this video is too adorable not to show: