Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sink Your Teeth Into It

I've always admired people who bite off more than they can chew, and then chew it.

Illustration from Dinosaur Roar by Paul and Henrietta Stickland

4 comments:

mama jo said...

i'm not sure if i chew it, but i always seem to be biting...it's a problem with my eyes are bigger than the plate...

rp said...

Know what you mean! I do try to make sure I chew all that I bite off.

kenju said...

I have klearned not to bite off more than I am able to chew!!

MissKris said...

I used to be one of those. I spent so many of my younger years over-extending myself to the point of utter exhaustion. In fact, I had a 'complete physical breakdown' in the mid-1980s, as my doctor called it. I am nowhere NEAR as anal as I used to be about a lot of things. Self-preservation and a desire to at least see my grandchild graduate, I guess. I now look back on those horrific years and wonder WHY did I do that to myself?!? Did I think I was trying to make life 'better' by being 'perfect' in every aspect of my life?? My Dear Hubby and kids have all told me my 'relaxed version' is so much easier to live with, so I obviously wasn't making THEIR life easier, ha! I'm not even sure this is what you were saying here, but this is what I came away from it with.