Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ponder this

The influential artist Robert Rauschenberg died recently, and one of his obituaries carried a quote I find very relevant to being a dad:

“Screwing things up is a virtue,” [Rauschenberg] said when he was 74. “Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can’t read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.”
Can you tell I have been thinking about my father? Let's honor mistakes... after all, it's how we learn life's most important lessons.

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