Go ahead — fall in love with every nagging inspiration. It doesn’t have to make sense (someday it will — life adds up, never down). Chase rowdy new ideas around blind corners — light them up and try them on and wear them out. Innovate, renovate, invigorate, demolish and dream — and trust: tomorrow, you’ll have plenty more to unravel, more to invent, more to discover about your part in this great mystery, this wide and tender world we call home.
“Is it so bad then to be misunderstood?
Pythagoras was misunderstood,
and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus,
and Galileo, and Newton, and
every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.
To be great is to be misunderstood. . . .”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
And so, sweetheart, do your best to be the one who never misunderstands the greatness intrinsic to your ordinary adventure — the adventure of the extraordinary dream of who you are unfolding. Be the one who remains unshakably central to the story of a heart awakening, shrugging off tedious and confusing legacies, making day after day worth owning — even if the most magnificent thing you do in that day is nothing more demanding than to simply
and let be.