Echoing on from lojo’s dream post, comes this GapingVoid installment. The message with the daily cartoon read: “So what is the Number One cause of people not following their dreams? Fear of failure.
Sure, failure can be tragic. But never taking a risk in the first place is even more tragic. Life is short; and never completely safe. You have been warned.”
Reading this and seeing the cartoon brought a smile that lojo and I are actually doing this – we are taking the risk, we have been reminded, and know of the shortness of life, having both had family losses in the recent past. We don’t fear failing – I don’t even think the topic has even crossed our minds our conversations. It’s more like, ok which idea do we pick? Fortunately, other dreamers have fallen into just the role we needed, each at the perfect time, and in doing so, we are inspired.
Ah Valentines day. Hello again
In the past few weeks, these cartoons seem to have captured the hopes, spirit and vacancy of that which is the day of love (subject to debate of course). One of my friends/readers, not a nomad by choice but rather work necessity, wrote recently on the blog posts, that as she reads, her responses are the to the effect, “Ahhhhh yessss meeee tooooo!” That’s what these cartoons do for me. Reminders of happy times, some teary times, times which are reflected upon with a nostalgic sigh and solicit glimmers of hope for the dreams and hopes and tomorrows and tomorrows. Valentine’s day in Finland is celebrated as ‘friends day.’ Indeed my Hugh print sits in Finland awaiting my next nomadic destination so it can find a suitable spot on the wall. When I first met a certain someone, there was a Hugh cartoon on the back of their business card and so it began…
Here you can find the Valentines set. Today’s post therefore are the ones which for me garnered a giggly snicker, a smile of course and sometimes sigh. Enjoy.
Here’s one from our fuzzy friends:
An this one takes me back to Finland, where it all started, best accompanied with Nat King Cole’s ‘Nature Boy’: