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One American woman. Twenty acres and a 1650 farmhouse in Tuscany. Random introspection and hilarity, depending on the day.

16 August 2006

Things that make me go hmmmm....

Marketing guru Seth Godin riffs this morning on his new favorite word, "awkward." If I may say so, he's a little late to the party: awkward and angst have been on my best-words-of-all-time list for a long time. But his point is much more eloquently made than mine would have been:

"The reason we need to be in search of awkward is that awkward is the barrier between us and excellence, between where we are and the remarkable. If it were easy, everyone would have done it already, and it wouldn't be worth the effort."

I'll drink a toast (with my breakfast wine, of course) to that: Finding awkward. To knowing that feeling awkward is better than feeling ... nothing. Angst and awkward remind us that we are, indeed, alive. Pushing through them - to be true to yourself, to find the nearly invisible line between good and great, to live a life extraordinary: now that is a worthy pursuit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like 7 weeks on the road in 'the good ol' US of A' kinda did you in. Wrung out and strung up to dry.
Take a deep breath and go sit in the sun with a glass of wine,some parmasan, and honey. A quiet moment is a wonderful moment.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes breakfast breakfast anyway? Can't you break the fast at 2:30 p.m.? It's all very awkward.

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