a wandering woman writes

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Greetings from a midwinter thaw in Chicago -- and a timely message from Starbucks

My thanks to Angel, who nudged me back here with a few very kind words.

My thanks to the cup my chai latte arrived in today, too. I've been learning to commit - to an exclusive project (ok, say job if you must...), a continent, a city, a routine, a new set of daily practices, a few fiercely loved friends, the learning of a new creative outlet (clay) - and on and on. Today, I took my first sip of a cheerily hand-delivered chai latte to find wise words on the side of my cup:

The Way I See It #76

The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation.

To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.

Anne Morris
Starbucks customer from NYC
Anne describes herself as an “organization builder, restless American citizen, optimist.”

Thanks Anne. Hit the spot. The chai, and your thought.


  • Good to see you back here!

    I thought you'd like to know that Alan is all into ceramics now... ;)

    By OpenID guerson, at 3:37 PM  

  • Good to be seen, believe me. I am so excited that Alan is all into clay!! We'll have to swap photos and compare out progress! I can't tell you how much I love my clay space, sure he tells you the same thing.

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 3:24 AM  

  • So good to find you back here! And thanks for passing these wise words on.

    By Blogger Di Mackey, at 4:06 PM  

  • Oh ma gah! I found that on MY cup the other day and copied it into my agenda, I liked it so much!

    Missing you.


    By Anonymous Kathy, at 3:00 AM  

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