There is immense freedom in not having
a reputation to protect. Always analyzing
everything because you’re this or that is
an itsy bitsy life, even if everybody thinks
you’re a big shot. Better to stop now before
the kids move out or you find a lump or worse.
Return again to your forgotten love – you.
There’s nothing to defend there, never was.
We need more whoppers, people who bet they
are ample for the day simply by being themselves
(this of course in a not too dramatic way).
The ones who love you have always wished for
you something more; this is what that is.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,060 other subscribers


  1. Ann Voskamp on January 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This unexpectedly spilled something in me.

  2. Mary Shaver on January 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I needed this today, John Blase. Thank you.

Leave a Comment