You may not know that I am married to a mountaineer. Well, not a professional one, but you wouldn’t know that by taking inventory of his gear. I share Rob’s love for the mountains, which is why I was intrigued when I read in Monday’s Denver Post that Phil Powers, head of the American Alpine Club here in Golden, was going to be doing an essay on National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” segment.
I’m a giant fan and member of NPR and love this special series they produce. Powers’s essay was on his believe in “pace.” He said he learned from his mentor the importance of pace and “when faced with an emergency, sit down, collect yourself, make a plan.”
I can relate to this right now. My world is spinning. My business is booming. Things are changing rapidly out of necessity. I need to collect myself often and review my plan.
Artists, I’m certain, often feel the same. I invite you to read and, more importantly, listen to The Practice of Slowing Down.