Wisdom From a Writer’s Life

“Gosh darn that Mickey! He is a really big fool.”

Catch a Falling Star

Don’t get too excited.  I searched every box, trunk, bag of tricks, safe, closet, and jelly bean jar that I have in my rusty old memory.  I didn’t find much.  In fact, the old saying is rather applicable, “The beginning of wisdom is recognizing just how much of a fool you really are.”  The little pile of bottle caps and marshmallows that represent the sum total of my wisdom is infinitely tiny compared to the vast universe of things I will never know and never understand.  I am a fool.  I probably have no more wisdom than you do.  But I have a different point of view.  It comes from years worth of turning my ideas inside out, of wearing my mental underwear on the outside of my mental pants just to get a laugh, of stringing images and stupid-headed notions together in long pointless strings like this one.

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  1. Good stuff, Mickey. Wisdom is a rather fleeting thing, I think. We do well if we become wise about just one thing in our lives. We do poorly if we think we have become wise. Pride and wisdom don’t mix.

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