Posts tagged ‘clean break’

June 10, 2013

Sometimes you just have to throw the book away

Have you ever found yourself trying to make changes in your life simply by rescripting parts of the same old story you’ve always been living by?  You try and try to turn over a new leaf and make a fresh start, but you find that the narrative that unfolds on each new page is just another iteration of the same old same old, the plot already coloured by the same characters, situations and settings that have come before.

This quote from author and poet Anthony Liccione gives a new perspective on that struggle:

Rather than turning the page, it’s much easier just to throw the book away.

Drastic?  Perhaps.  But sometimes you need a completely clean slate in order to create yourself anew.  There are other books out there waiting for you to find them.  There is even a book, perhaps waiting to be written, where the author is you.