Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Inspired by Eminem?


Ok, are you ready to have an open mind? I'm not saying that I like Eminem or anything that this controversial rapper stands for. I certainly am not pleased about his views on women and lyrics about violence and women. But I have to say, he has a song that has a verse that I like. For some reason, it sticks with me. First, if you take out all the lyrics, I love the rhythm. (Why did he have to ruin it with the lyrics?)

He has one song (and I would only recognize a few)... called "Lose Yourself" and it talks about his fear of musical failure and going up on stage and having no music come out. And the verse pumps himself up and says:

"You better - lose yourself in the music, the momentYou own it, you better never let it go (go)You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blowThis opportunity comes once in a lifetimeYou better - lose yourself in the music, the momentYou own it, you better never let it go (go)You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blowThis opportunity comes once in a lifetimeYou better.."

And this excerpt speaks to me, because I see this as kind of a good "motto" of sorts. the whole "Just do it", Virgil's "Fortune favors the bold". The truth is, we need to be active agents in our lives and make things happen for the best.

It really does reflect how I felt about designing in the beginning, I would tell myself, "what's the worst thing that could happen?" and I would answer "rejection", and I would think, "what would be so awful about that? So, I would waste some time and postage, I'm going to crochet anyway, my family still would be fine, my life could go on as usual, so what should stop me from trying? Nothing. There is no reason not to try that which you truly want to do. I kept coming back to "I'm going to crochet anyway...so why not try to sell what I make?"

The funny thing is... Eminem's wrong, we don't just get "one shot", we have infinite numbers of chances to be what we want to be, big or little chances. Crochet you can always frog out and do again.

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