little by little.

chaos on the horizon

Posted on: July 30, 2009

It’s been awhile, I’m aware. While my work days are slightly more low-key than they are during the school year, we have been busy every weekend of the summer. Sam and I are in the middle of traveling 8 weekends in a row. Last weekend we had a wedding in Monticello (congrats Katie & Eli), and the weekend before we were at Breezy Point with the Nikolas family. Tomorrow we head north to Lake Vermilion until Monday, and the following weekend is Sarah & Andy’s much-anticipated wedding day. I will be reading during the ceremony, and even more frightening, playing the piano for cocktail hour at the reception hall. I’ve been trying to brush up on my mad skillz in the Ytterboe ballroom.

In less than 3 weeks, staff will be returning. First my lovely SHC, then the SRAs, and the rest of my staff will follow shortly after. Then come the students. I love this time of year, but my work schedule will become insane. Though I cannot wait for everyone’s return, I’m trying to enjoy the quiet while I can.

Chaos can be a positive thing.
Chaos is inherently part of the creative act.
To embrace creativity means you must also embrace chaos.
Things don’t happen when everything is neat and “just so”.
Creativity is all about disruption.
The people who tell you that creativity is pain-free are liars.
The people who tell you they’ve got a plan are liars.
There is no plan. There’s just you, God and the need to invent.
And this uncertain world is what most of us
now find ourselves entering, willingly or otherwise.

-Hugh Mcleod

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