Neverland, Sandbox, Tomato, Tomäto

This after­noon I lis­tened to a fair­ly good chunk of NPR’s Fresh Air. I heard the inter­view with the musi­cian, song­writer, singer Stew. I par­tic­u­lar­ly not­ed Stew’s com­ments about what hap­pens when one gets to do what one loves.

Stew explained that when you only do what you love, you nev­er have to grow up. You can just keep on play­ing in the sand­box. The corol­lary (in my mind) being that hav­ing to do some­thing you do not love caus­es matu­ri­ty. This made sense to me and I made a men­tal note of it.

Lat­er in the day I was talk­ing to Jay at the lum­ber­yard and he brought up Joe Paterno…wondering if they would have fired him if they had under­stood how bad his health was. This led to a brief dis­cus­sion of Pater­no’s lega­cy which led to a brief dis­cus­sion of Bob Knight’s legacy.

I com­ment­ed that I kept wait­ing for Knight to mature, to grow up.

Now I am a bit sur­er of the truth of Stew’s comment.

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