I don't want to be a brick in a wall. All bricks look the same and they are cemented into place, kept in rigid order. And walls divide. And life is like banging your head...

It's a long way to the top

It's not easy is it? Whatever it is.

It is:

  1. being a bloke
  2. being a dad
  3. staying sane
  4. staying
  5. earning money
  6. knowing what the right thing to do is
  7. loving people
  8. saying no
  9. finding a 255 numberplate
  10. remembering what needs to be remembered
  11. forgetting what needs to be forgotten
  12. living for the moment
  13. planning for the future
  14. supporting a football team
  15. feeling valuable
  16. listening
  17. keeping hold of dreams
  18. sleeping
  19. not drinking
  20. not eating
  21. being interesting
  22. explaining to myself why no-one is reading this blog
  23. fitting everything into one day
  24. or one life
  25. finding silence
  26. to ignore a ringing phone
  27. to accept that other people find these things easy
  28. to explain exactly what you mean
  29. to say what you want at the right moment
  30. to live according to a set of principles
  31. to paint a sash window so that it still opens
  32. to work on your own without going crazy
  33. to work with other people without going crazy
  34. to organise childcare during school holidays
  35. to go out and stay in at the same time

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