I don’t like being scared. I never enjoyed haunted houses and never dressed up in a scary outfit for Halloween (I was always something like Raggedy Ann, a princess, or a gypsy). To this day, I hide my eyes and plug my ears during scary parts of movies. And I wouldn’t dare seek out an entire scary movie for the thrills. I think most Arnold Schwarzenegger movies are scary. To me, violence=scary. The only Schwarzenegger movie I’ve ever seen is Kindergarten Cop!
Okay, you get the picture.
In some aspects of my life, I’m fearless. Building my own business might have been scary–IF I had stopped to think about it. For me, it was something I had to do. Yet there is an element of fear in each new class, program, article, or workshop that I produce. I don’t dwell in the fear. I use it to persevere.
Tomorrow’s newsletter is my annual Halloween issue. Even though I don’t like being scared, I love to celebrate the holiday. I do love visiting cemeteries, putting out pumpkins and scarecrows, and playing the haunting organ music for Trick-or-Treaters. And I love the ritual of this annual newsletter. I hope it spooks you into action.
PS That's me with Sean Brown and Douglas Brugger at the grand opening of Sean's Studio 12 Gallery in Denver. Douglas is the co-owner of Show of Hands gallery.