A reflection on this morning: Unexpected changes to routine can be unsettling. But they can also be opportunities for unexpected blessing. Sometimes, the breaks in our well-laid plans are precisely "how the light gets in."
I was at a reception last night for an organization I care a lot about (I also serve on the Board). It was a great community event, and it reminded me, again, that no matter how good it is to be in the flow of the creative process, it's also good to just be out … Continue reading Good to Be Seen
From 2014: I'm trying to write a new post about depression and doubt. One does not do this without referencing Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway. I looked up some old posts for reference, only to find that I'd written this almost a year ago to the day: https://chriscocca.com/2013/02/08/rockstars-and-whetstones-and-ssris-steven-hyden-and-a-bunch-of-other-stuff/ I can't say that my medical situation … Continue reading Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul
Reminds me of "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen. Excerpt: And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said "All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall … Continue reading Until the Sea Shall Free Them
Paul Krugman Mellencamp has finally uttered the words. We're in a Depression. His Sunday NYT piece, "Depression and Democracy," is here. Elsewhere, Leonard Cohen has shared about Depression and Depression: LC: Well, you know, there’s depression and depression. What I mean by depression in my own case is that depression isn’t just the blues. It’s … Continue reading Paul Krugman and Leonard Cohen on Depression and Depression
People have been finding this post for years because Gary Jules sounds a little like Michael Stipe. R.E.M. does not sing "Mad World." Gary Jules does. And it's a Tears for Fears cover? Those first two sentences are for the good folks finding their way here by searching "REM Mad World." The third sentence is … Continue reading Mad World: R.E.M.? No. Gary Jules? Yes. Tears For Fears? First.