Doing Foolish Things with Enthusiasm

David Price
5 min readJun 12, 2024
Hikmet Qh

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

~ Colette

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The world is labyrinthine beyond possibility of imagining, inhabited on many levels by alien intelligence, infinite in extent, staggering in its beauty, terrifying in its weirdness, endlessly satisfying and peculiar.

— Terrence McKenna

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And if you ask me why I write:

I’d tell you that I was born stuttering, I come from an economically poor family, I was an only child, I always spent it alone because I was the mockery of the kids in the block. In my solitude I spent time reading Dad’s old books, which he had already forgotten due to lack of time, he had to feed a family.

These old, torn up books saved my life, taught me how to fly, to know other worlds. So I grew up reading and dreaming.

— Eduardo Galeano

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“Since that Freischwimm day something remained with me that would become conscious only decades later: that I, at that time, lost the fear of the unknown and that a trust (Vertrauen) began to ripen within me that would later have a defining effect upon my entire attitude to life: a trust in (and unrestricted access to) the power-sources of existence

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David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.