As some of you are aware, I recently tweaked the look of my blog page, and, while doing so, I got digging around in the “Stats” section of my WordPress tool bar. In there is a summary of blog dates, hits, and comments left by others. I found the following response left by my friend, Larry Wayne Clark, after I made my first entry in 2011:
“Few people have the courage and rebelliousness to abandon an excellent, secure job to chase butterflies through the ether…which is how I perceive writing. If you aren’t bound to it like a monk to his calling, it’s probably not going to happen for you. Congratulations on your choice.”
Now, I have yet to fully abandon a “secure job,” but Larry’s response refers to my leaving a previous six figure/60-hour workweek position to better pursue my monkish calling. Larry got it, which is why he added, “Congratulations on your choice.” He understood.
Oops, gotta run and grab the net. I believe I see one – a big, bright yellow one just over . . .