Responsibility

Mean and funny v’s good and generous.

Mean and funny v’s good and generous. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Mean and funny v’s good and generous. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

I have a reasonably quick wit.

When I was younger it would get me into a bit of trouble at times.

Because, for whatever reason, the ‘immediately funny’ view of a situation can often be the mean view of the situation.

So, I’ve learnt to forgo the laugh in order to remain true to my belief that seeing the good, the possible…the generous view of a situation is the kinder, more productive and more appropriate approach to just about everything.

Occasionally I fail at this. Mean and funny out competes good and generous.

Damn it.

I’m sorry about that. I really am.

Love

Luke

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A total mess.

A total mess. Drawing Luke Hockley.

A total mess. Drawing Luke Hockley.

Dear Self,

A tidy house can, disturbingly quickly, become a total mess.

Or, rather, my tidy house can transform into hellish piles of I don’t know what rather quickly.

Or, better still, I can turn my tidy house into piles of my mess at a rate of knots.

Better I own all that, otherwise I’ll never do anything about it.

Love

Luke

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