Ciao, amici! How was your week? Mine was a hodgepodge of work and family activities. No two days were the same. I kind of like that (although not when it involves loved ones having surgery—my dog on Tuesday and my dad today). But in general, I think variety makes my mind sharper.
I believe it makes things better, too. Felix Mendelssohn said it best:
The essence of the beautiful
is in unity of variety.
If I need a doctor for something, I absolutely want a specialist. But if we’re talking art (like writing) or even everyday life, I want variety. Melody and harmony. Warm colors and cool. Sweet and savory.
Research and outlining and writing and editing.
It’s the combination of different aspects that takes the tedious and mundane and elevates it to something wonderful.
Every day this week I had a different task to complete, and I think they…
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