Amy Mantis


Will You Join Me?

Today's post is inspired by Brian Eno's and Peter Schmidt's Oblique Strategies Cards.  The card I drew read Courage! So, let's use that as a starting point.

When I think of courage I think of the following quote from Cameron Crowe's 2011 film, We Bought A Zoo:

You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.

I think I need to call upon those 20 seconds more often.  I know it's from a movie and movies aren't real, but there is a surprising amount of truisms found in make-believe.  At least for me there is.

We are constantly told to be brave, to be bold!  Fortune favors the bold after all.  That is something I ascribe to.

And maybe that's something I also need to call upon / remember more often.

Maybe we all do.  Imagine if we all were courageous and put forth our best work.  Ain't that a beautiful thought?  And a thought is the first step to an action.

I'm going to do my part.  Will you join me?