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I let a couple domains lapse this winter.   Part of me was more than willing to let them go since I haven’t done anything with them for years.  But now I regret it because they represent things I could have done.

I’m generally past the “oh the things I could have done!” feeling since I’ve done a lot and have got some neat tales to tell.  But every now and again the potential/loss dichotomy rears its ugly head.  if there’s one thing that prevents me from finding my own personal zen, it’s got to be this feeling of not being satisfied with my deeds.

A few years ago, i had taken a short trip with some friends.  We were driving home and had been on the road for a couple hours.;  the night was beginning to settle in on the highway and we had become stircrazy from the travel hours and hours ago.   To pass the time, some one decided to play quiz-games, the kind where you ask everyone in the car a question and discuss the results.  You’ve played these games before.  What’s your favourite movie?  Where do you want to travel?   What’s your favourite season?    Some one asked a big question, though, something out of the ordinary.   What do you want to be if you could be anything else?   I said, “poet.”


Written by Michael Steeleworthy

March 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

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  1. Oh Mitchell, we are again on the same page. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I read Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, which is beautiful and poetic and she talks about writing poetry and I was so jealous. And, at the same time, I worried about writing poetry. I wanted to write poems, but I also thought – I’d run out of material. I’d write one good poem and then I would have nothing left to say, no metaphors and symbols left. Intellectually, I know it doesn’t work that way, that I’d write and find something else and write and again and again. So I should write poems. I also want to write poems and then scavenge them for novels.

    But yes.


    March 15, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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