“A mad man is talking to himself in the room next to mine. He speaks in prose. Presently I shall go to a bar and there one or two poets will speak to me and I to them and we will try to destroy each other or attract each other or even listen to each other and nothing will happen because we will be speaking in prose. I will go home, drunken and dissatisfied, and sleep—and my dreams will be prose. Even the subconscious is not patient enough for poetry.” —Loved today’s drafts.
“Every change creates an equal and opposite force of resistance to change. To keep resistance low, change slower than your excitement propels you to.” —
Change slower than your excitement propels you to…this is hard advice to stick to, but so necessary. I’m going to be keeping it in my back pocket for a while, along with this piece of paper.
I agree, and good advice.