Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tossing it in

It is an admirable attribute, to never give up. Sometimes I think that knowing when to quit is just as valuable. I say this because I have just quit poetry, which is something that I never thought I would do. I have written it since I was nine. It has brought me more pleasure than anything I know. It has coloured my every thought and statement. But I have had to admit to myself that I write it really badly and that it is a waste of time and energy to keep doing it. I love it so much that I'd rather not do it all than do it badly.

It's like I've had my spleen removed. Sure it's an important attractive organ, and sure I have to make some adjustments but I'm not going to die. And no one can tell. THe scar's covered, the disadvantages of not having a spleen - or writing poetry - are invisible to onlookers. The recovery time is a few weeks but I suppose I'll see the scar forever.

Anyway, the declaration was important. Now I can concern myself with things that I am good at and use photographs to prove it.


  1. But remember for those who have had their spleen removed, they still need potions (well antibiotics) to keep them well until they shuffle off.

  2. You're right! You make a very perceptive observation. Thank you!