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Looking Back On Looking Forward [Nov. 30th, 2012|10:46 am]
Tony Grist
Mike was asking me whether I spent a lot of time planning a future when I was his age and I thought about it and said, "No, not really."

I remember- thirty years ago- discussing career plans with the smoothie in the next door parish and being shocked to discover he had his life all mapped out ahead of him. He reckoned he wasn't sufficiently well connected to get a bishopric so he was going to settle for an archdeaconry- and in order to get his archdeaconry he meant to make himself visible in all the appropriate places and get into the good graces of all the right people. "How Godless," I thought (because I was always a prig) and also, "How silly!"
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[User Picture]From: wyrmwwd
2012-11-30 05:55 pm (UTC)
I think about my career, too. However, I think in terms of that I need to put myself out there to make social connections (this is reality). However, I am still hopelessly romantically tied to the notion that there is a divinity that is going to place me in front of the people I need to meet and connect with in order to do the work that I am supposed to do. People who think like your "smoothie" kind of creep me out.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-12-01 09:33 am (UTC)
I believe in that "divinity" too.
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