(And Why I Don’t Wear Sunglasses)
October 19th, 2011
The past few weeks have been slow posting for me, but surprisingly I’ve been getting a lot of emails about different posts I’ve written up. Connecting with folks on this platform has been a huge encouragement for me, and I’m happy to see when I can also help others.
Most of the emails are questions about different things I’ve written about here. For instance, this past week alone I’ve gotten emails about how to rebuild certain parts of a 1969 Honda. I’ve also connected with two people about my Huck Finn rafting down the Mississippi River adventure. Another person emailed me about vintage CZ motorcycles, specifically a 1947 he found on Craigslist. And just today I received another email about how to find and build up a warehouse space.
This gets me excited.
I realize I’m no sage, and surely I’m not your sage. But wisdom and experience are things we all have. It’s an important goal of mine to have a wide variety of experiences and diverse knowledge. I am always one to jump into the brains of those with experiences and wisdom of things outside my realm. And that’s why I get so excited when others find the same thing in me.
I don’t wear sunglasses for two reasons:
1. I appreciate colors too much. Sunglasses dim colors and lighting and pull me from what I feel is the living world.
2. I want the squinting eye wrinkles. Yes, I said it. There’s something missing when one has wisdom and no wrinkles. So on my quest for wisdom, knowledge, and experience, I’m always looking for wrinkles. Oh yeah, that’s also why I like smiling often.
I’m not anyone’s sage. I certainly don’t have many answers. But it’s good to connect with folks and get their view of things. Just remember that even the experts can be wrong. Of course, your emails, questions and comments are always welcomed and desired.