The Repetition

“And I said it once before, but it bears repeating now,” Jack White once sang after he Fell in Love With a Girl.  That line & delivery always stood out to me — yes, I’ve already made the statement, but it carries such a weight that I’ve nothing to do but make it again.

And there are two such truths I hold to be self-evident, in such a way that I sometimes see no other course of action but to explicitly and repeatedly express them:

  1. There is no bond that I appraise more highly than the mutual thread of support which ties me to my closest friends & family;
  2. We all are dealing with the same issues and no one among us has all the answers.

If there any takeaways from my writing this blog, I hope it is these.  I know I’ve proposed these axioms before just as I know I will again.

Because though sometimes when I repeat myself I feel like I’m merely grasping for content, I realize as with any good sobriety program: what works must be repeated over and over to build precedent and ingrained character.

It simply does not occur through a singular statement, nor even a singular action.

Become the best by practicing over and over and over and over…and then practice some more.

Then when another person comes along who possesses the capacity for skill mastery, but lacks the guidance?

Pass it on.  If you do so in good judgment, congrats — you have just begun building a legacy, one that will theoretically endure the annals of history.

Over and over and over and over and over and over: this is my approach to gratitude, and truth-seeking.  The latter sometimes stings; the former reminds me of what soothes.

We’re all in it together.  Embrace the struggle but don’t let it define you — let it drive you to aim higher.

Live above.


The joy of repetition really is in you!


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