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A Design a Day – Day 214 (With some thoughts on juggling and other risk taking)

…and exhausted.

I learned an important lesson some years ago when my brother-in-law taught me to juggle.  The hardest part of juggling, much harder than trying to catch the balls, was actually letting them go.  Until I stopped clutching the balls, I made no progress.  When I finally gave up trying so hard and starting letting go, I learned to juggle.  Even better, the higher I let the balls fly, the more time I had to watch them and gauge where they were going to come down so that I could keep juggling them.

My life of late has seen more a pattern of clutching than anything else.  Perhaps that is why I discovered not one, but TWO gray hairs earlier this year.

(I plucked them out promptly…)

While I’m not really thinking of joining the circus next year, I might take up juggling,

and letting go again.

What are you going to let go of today?

2 Comments

  1. nina says

    Joana,

    I LOVE this ring.

    And finding two gray hairs? I will try to have sympathy. I am approaching 20/80 (still dark, fortunately.)

    • That ring was designed in a down moment…my attempt to cheer myself up after a rather long day spent with a less-than-patient computer aided design teacher. (Maybe one of the grays originated that day?) Seeing the ring still makes me smile, though.

      Thanks for reading my blog!
      All best wishes,
      Joana

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