An obsession with green lies in the heat of summer, a longing for a rainy day, a crispness in the air, a scent of renewal wafting from every direction. When it's hot, some wish for it to be cooler. When it's cold, some wish for it to be hotter. Ever wish for it to be just the way it is?
Bad paint jobs can happen to good people. You can follow the directions, you can listen to the advice of the most reputable experts, you can invest multiple hours of elbow grease, and the paint still ends up cracking, peeling, or falling off in sheets, seemingly taking pieces of the wall with it. Do not fret, my dear painter. Your HGTV-worthy wall will come. Just summon the courage to peel the layers and start again.
Third time's a charm. Three strikes, you're out. Luck comes in threes. The genie will grant you three wishes. Three sheets to the wind. On the count of three...write!
Einstein's Three Rules of Work: (1) Out of clutter find simplicity, (2) From discord find harmony, (3) In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
A writer needs three things: experience, observation, and imagination. Any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
And in honor of a personal endeavor:
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
--William Somerset Maugham
How do you climb uphill? Do you look at your feet the whole time or do you remember to look up? How do you hike back down? Do you go heel to toe, head over feet, or somewhere in between? Let's trek the night by moonlight. It's exploring time.