Yuvi Zalkow, Humility and Rain Bonnets
I've learned about humility from my friend Yuvi Zalkow (striking a humble pose here). His book, A Brilliant Writer in the Works is being released tomorrow. It is a delightful and hilarious novel which shall improve the world in some way, I'm sure of it.
Here's the deal with Yuvi and humility. He never outgrows his roots. He doesn't focus on his own greatness. Whenever he experiences success, he balances it with awareness of his own shortcomings.
He makes me feel better about being where I am. I don't have to achieve some pinnacle of greatness in order to love, enjoy, and live the creative life.
Here's the other thing that keeps me humble: the lowly rain bonnet. I've been blogging over five years, and a significant amount of my readers don't find me because they are seeking my genius or my writing prompts. They're doing a search for rain bonnets. Yup.
It's the middle of summer, and there are so many things I wanted to achieve by now. They haven't happened, for one reason or another. But it's okay. I can put on my rain bonnet, and use what life has given me.
(I have to take the bonnet off again pretty quick, because I think my hair is melting.)
Questions: 1) Are you using what you have, or wishing you were "successful" in some other way?
2)Do you like rain bonnets?
Photo credits: Yuvi Zalkow, CJ Krug