A Journey of Relevance

“Our lives are marked by the people who choose to matter more: the teacher who encouraged our curiosity, the neighbor who lent a helping hand in time of need, the great leaders and perceptive thinkers whose vision and innovation improve the quality of our lives. And that’s what it means to matter more. It’s not about pursuit of riches or fame. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Remembered or not, lived out in a small town or on the world stage, the journey of relevance matters.” ~ Marian Deegan

“Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.” ~ Robert Pirsig

As usual, it’s cat and coffee this morning. Both things of quality, in my book. I’m not sure why the idea of quality came to me, quote-wise, today. I’m not sure I need to be sure. It’s a workday. What else do I need to know, right? Let’s be objective about it. No, let’s don’t. I’m much better at subjective things. Between this sentence and the previous one I had to get up to tend to a hairball the cat hacked up. Now that is objective. It almost makes me want to go all existential and stuff. I could go there with the workday as well, but I won’t. The thing is, I am looking forward to tomorrow; perhaps wake and bake, but it’s the practical notion that I don’t have to do anything until late morning that appeals. That notion is ripe with quality. It is relevant to my needs. Ya reckon we’uns gotta be relevant to ourselves to be effective through whatever kind of novelty we can dish out? I reckon so. How good is it gonna be if it means nothing to you, right? Right. How good is it gonna be if you don’t care? If you don’t give a shit? That is why I see novelty as a necessary quality. Wow. I reckon there is a thrill to be had in walking the line between relevance and just plain old content. No, I’m not up to that right now. A hot shower awaits. A drive south into Taos. A day of work and a day of laughter. I like the people I work with for this very reason. Our workday always begins in the comfort of laughter. There is joking around all day, but the work gets done. Humor is a quality as well. Boy howdy I do believe I’m just riffing this morning. Feels good.

All is well. Goof gloriously.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s