Good Friday has come. We are lurching towards the deadline. How did I ever think I would get it all done? Will I?
Those are the thoughts churning, but I always end up with a bit of a shrug of my shoulders. Oh well - who really cares? The bread is bought, the wine is ready - and the flu I've been fighting has all but gone. And it really doesn't matter if anyone comes or who comes. We have done it - and it has pushed us.
And we are all wearing emerald green wrist bands with capital letters, NICU - the wrist band gives us unlimited and special visiting rights to a little girl who is doing better and better every day. We belong to a very special society that understands the underworld of preemies.
Not one inch of the show has been easy. As the storm blew in yesterday just as we were all trying to get to the gallery with our vehicles loaded down with last-minute supplies - yet we were hit with "that" storm - that weird blizzard that descends in seconds and turns the road into ice. I had to wait through at least four accidents before I got to the gallery. It was a small thing - really small. But I found myself lamenting - why does everything have to be so difficult?
But I subscribe to a daily blog by Seth Godin, an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker.
His last blog was about "tough times."
"Students choose to attend expensive colleges but don't major in engineering because the courses are killer.
Doing more than the customary amount of customer service is expensive, time-consuming and hard to sustain.
Raising money for short-term urgent projects is easier than finding support for the long, difficult work of changing the culture and the infrastructure.
Finding a new path up the mountain is far more difficult than hiring a sherpa and following the tried and true path. Of course it is. That's precisely why it's scarce and valuable.
The word economy comes from the Greek word for scarcity. The only things that are scarce in the world of connection and services and the net are the things that are difficult, and the only things that are valuable are the things that are scarce. When we intentionally seek out the difficult tasks, we're much more likely to actually create value."
I wonder about this. I ponder it. I resent it. I vow never to do a show again. I look at the Hem of his Garment, the Throne of Grace I hear the laughter as I enter the gallery. We are frantic but we are flushed with life.
Coming out of your comfort zone is tough in the beginning, chaotic in the middle, and awesome in the end....because in the end, it shows you a whole new world!!! Make an attempt. Manou Arora