16th September 2019
Alexandra Franzen on why it's never too late to begin again. Even after 26 years.
Alexandra Franzen cried when she received a text with a video of her friend playing the piano. Why? Her pal’s fingers had not touched piano keys for 26 years and listening to those few, tentative notes made Alex feel optimistic. To her they were the sound of trying again and she believes it’s never too late to begin again:
Many times in my life, I have fallen into a slump. Tired and lethargic. Mentally clouded. Disconnected from my physical body, from the pulse of creativity, from God, from the wonder and awe that’s available all around, at every moment. Disconnected from hope.
And yet, to reconnect, all it takes is a quiet decision – the decision to begin again. Play a few notes. Make a new checklist. Write a few words. Lace up those sneakers. Unroll that yoga mat for the first time in forever. Smile at someone from across the room and maybe even say hello. Rise again. Open again. Try again.
Today is not over yet. This life is not over yet. And it’s never too late. Even after 26 years.
– Alexandra Franzen, author and editor
What do you want to begin again? How can you make a micro step in that direction?
Today is the last day to sign up for Alex’s online The Tiny Book Workshop.
Listen to my interview with Alex on the Urban Curiosity Podcast here.