Got to Have Attitude. Mostly. But…

I need attitude–sometimes. If I’m appearing at a reading, otherwise performing; meeting people; people are bored & disappointed if I don’t have an attitude. But some people become their attitude. I don’t want to. I don’t want to live reactively, reacting with my attitude to whatever I see.  Attitude can interfere with perception–and sometimes that’s all right. But sometimes it means we’re superimposing our attitude-loaded reactions on the worldso we don’t see what’s really there…
It’s like driving a car–and you forget you’re driving a car. You become the car. Trapped in the car. I’ll drive an attitude around but I park it and get out, too.

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