December 12, 2008 Carole Levy

The receptor problem

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This sequence took for ever to be posted. First I reworked it with a writing coach. Because I want to improve my work. Which was interesting but raised a confusion in some of my ideas that I couldn’t resolve. Then unexpected external events in my life confirmed that I really couldn’t post this sequence… Consequently I thought that I should perhaps just stop my blog. However I made the effort to check in with my friend Noah who ended up suggesting an out of the box idea. Which I happily welcomed because it was resolving my problem of confusion. But it wasn’t my idea anymore… Plus, I realized that the end of the sequence was a little bit similar to a joke I made last year at the exact same time in another sequence. And THAT just wasn’t possible.
Eventually I stopped thinking and I decided to post it, no matter what…
Just to attest one more time how my ego makes me so fragile with my creative aspirations. While it’s just about keep going on. Yes, it’s just about keep going on. So I keep going on and with all my heart, I wish you to keep going on for 2009!



















































































Comments (4)

  1. KenK

    Thank you for the message to “keep going on”. I feel like this message is aimed right at me and catches me at a time when I most need to hear it. Thank you for sharing your struggle, it inspires me to continue my own!

  2. allison

    you are way too hard on yourself! i could relate to the whole thing—-the receptivity issue….but comic aside, we DID fast this year for Yom Kippur–plus we went to synagogue!
    So, when someone contributes an idea–it doesn’t take it away from you. It’s just an added ingredient to your recipe–YOU are still the “head chef” of the word and pictures.
    I find it funny that we writers have so many inner voices that interfere with our receptivity. And I thank you for your prayer of keeping going with all your heart. I too have a writing coach to help with my “receptivity”. She says, just write the first shitty draft, then you can go from there. Now, off to meet with her:)
    love to you and yours,

  3. Robin

    Hi Carole,
    I love your blog! You have a wonderfully pithy, endearing and creative way of capturing the sometimes bittersweet comedy that is life. I agree with the other commenter above, the “just keep going on” message seems very timely for me– even if I don’t currently know where I’m going! 😉
    with love,

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