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$4. The simple cost of heaven.

Kith and kin, Samoas are on the scene and Tagalongs are coming down the mountain. I bought my boxes this morning as the sun was still tucked behind the hills like a thin mint. Holy Girl Scout posse on Lakeshore Avenue in front of Peet’s Coffee.

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“Vigorous minds are with difficulty restrained within the trammels of authority; a spirit of enterprise, a passion for experiment, a liberal curiosity, urges them to quit the beaten paths, to explore untried ways, to burst the fetters of prescription, and to acquire wisdom by an individual experience.”

Thanks to A.K. for introducing me to this quote.

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Proof that yet again, we see what we want to see. There’s more.

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Photo credit: The infamous, George Chan

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I first encountered Erich Fromm in International Relations 202 nearly ten years ago. He’s one of about thirty or so authors I read as a sophomore whose name I can actually remember and whose wisdom has informed many of my political, historical, and philosophical opinions.

If Erich Fromm is right; if “creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties,” then these ‘fellas are our gift to creativity. For anyone struggling through The Artist’s Way, perhaps it’s time to go get a wingsuit:

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