If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Being Human

After two nights of incredible dreams, I wake this morning anxious. The dream I remember from last night was a bummer.

Oh?

Yeah, me being in charge and losing control. I hate that.

Hate?

Well, I don’t like ending up in that situation.

Being in charge or losing control?

Yes.

Ha. ha.

But I wrote about it in morning pages. Then I went to walk in the park. There was a lady walking her dogs and we began talking. Somehow the conversation turned to a man we have both known. She tells me he has control issues. I think about when I knew him and I feel empathy.

Hmm…

There you go again with that hmming. What are you thinking?

I was wondering what your “incredible” dreams were about.

Hmm. Well, things were kinda crazy in both of them, but it wasn’t all about me.

Does it help you to know you’re not that special?

Maybe so.

Like Maurice Sendak says, “I feel extremely vulnerable.” Today’s his 85th birthday. Watch the animation on Google’s home page.

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