When The Idea of The Thing is Better Than The Thing

Special Delivery! Yet another rock wall that I rebuilt this summer . . . 

I’ve learned that many times the idea of a thing is way better than that thing. For me – in the 80’s the idea of playing in a band on stage was way more than when I actually accomplished that goal. In fact – I really didn’t like playing gigs – I loved practice studio time where my friend and I collaborated on and wrote some really good songs.

Lil’ Shitler . . . . a blob of mud makes my legless gnome look like Hitler . . . Google Shitler – its hillarious . . . 

In Ham Radio – the idea of going on a DX-pedition was always better than actually going (for me). I enjoyed helping make VK0EK happen. I know without me – it would NOT have happened – but I truly wasn’t seeking anything more than maybe appreciation for helping make it happen. I did get the kudo’s and the “15 minutes of fame”. After that – I was good – that was my one and only. I live by the Talking Heads “Say something once, why say it again?” credo. At least I try to – I have repeated myself on this blog – YIKES!

Also in Ham Radio – the idea of making Honor Roll was WAY more exciting than actually making it. I finally figured out why – the fantasy was the “journey”. The “vision” was the fantasy. Once you “make the grade” – there is little left to do – your journey is pretty much cut short.

OK – music will last my lifetime – I have so much work to do to be a better musician and song writer . . .

 

One Comment on “When The Idea of The Thing is Better Than The Thing

  1. WHEN THE IDEA OF THE THING IS BETTER THAN THE THING

    How true. Frequently so, in my case.

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