The first time I saw my now wife I thought “She’s beautiful. I could never be with her.” don’t know why, but anyway, I changed my mind. Lucky me.
I used to love the thought of having a lot of money. Then I thought money was bad. I’ve changed my mind, yet again, better late than never.
I used to think that eating whole-grain foods was really healthy and that I couldn’t do without bread, because I love it so much. I experimented with not eating any grain-based foods. I changed my mind about pasta and bread. Yeah, they still taste fucking amazing, but, nah, I don’t need it. I’m living better without those foods now. (Eventhough I do occasionally enjoy my treat-days :))
Timothy Leary is supposed to have said something along the lines of: “you are as young as the last time you changed your mind.” I like that.
I was going to write about how hard I find it to change my mind, when my ego is attached to a certain perspective, idea or point of view. I struggle with that. I feel threatened to change my mind, even if new information unfolds. I was going to elaborate on how I step back and an detach and blablabla, when I looked out of the window and saw the trees sway ever so slightly in the wind. And I changed my mind.
Talking about plants… here’s a playlist I made with songs that somehow have to do with flowers. Pete Doherty meets J Dilla, Ben Harper Ash Ra Temple and Basement Jaxx rocks it with JJ Cale. Enjoy!