Creation, lost in translation.


SONY DSCFirst off, I am LOVING harvesting my little tiny potatoes!  Even though I have no idea what I’m doing (I never grew them before, much less in containers, so I’ve been relying on Youtube to tell me when to grow/prune/etc), this first tiny batch are not only adorable, but so yummy!  And I love that my son and husband have been helping me care for them.  I can’t wait to see how the carrots and beetroot turn out!

Onto the main subject for today.  My in-laws just got home from Hong Kong, where they spend half their time now, with presents for the kids.  And among them was this tee shirt.  Now, this is not a ‘Ha ha foreign people can’t write properly’ because my dumbass can hardly speak proper English most of the time, much less Cantonese/Mandarin/Hakka, it’s…well, read the shirt for yourself.

 

 

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The printing is offset, so the words at the beginning are a bit mangled, but it says:

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing.  Action always generates inspiration.  Inspiration seldom generates action.  Start on something, start!

Minor misspellings and punctuation issues aside, that is a Ted Talk on a shirt, and I love it.  I’m not quite sure what phrase they were translating to get that, but who cares?  It’s wonderful!  And true!  The more I stared at this shirt, the more psyched I was to DO something.

There is that old adage – ‘life is what happens while your making plans’, and dammit if it isn’t true.  My kid doesn’t wait to become inspired, he simply does.  He doesn’t schedule in time to laugh, or dance, he just gets up when he feels the music.  When did we lose the ability to just let go and create, damn the outcome?  When will we find that again?  Certainly not in a day planner or in Google calendar.

Also, I love this shirt because the back features a Lamborghini Countach, my all time favorite car, with a bunch of random letters, because WHY THE HELL NOT.

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EGHBLKC indeed, crazy toddler tee shirt. EGHBLKC indeed.

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