"God is good, but never dance in a small boat."
-- Irish saying

This saying made me laugh, because I could picture myself doing exactly that.

Creative impulses have led me to dance in a small boat many times, only to find myself floundering in the water.

An alluring vision captures my focus and distracts me from the planning and preparation that are needed to achieve it. I start toward it, but my attempts to capture it come to nothing.


I have some new ideas I'm beginning to work on, and this is a good reminder that I need to say firmly seated if I want my boat to make it from one shore to the other.