Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Recently, through a series of unrelated events, I've come to realize that I resemble that quote. The signs were there, but it took these events (which I won't go into) to make me truly see.
It's like the story of the man that lived by the river. (Some of you may recognize this from an episode of The West Wing.) There was a man that lived by the river. He heard a radio report that the river was going to rush up and flood the town. And that all the residents should evacuate their homes. But the man said, ‘I’m religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me.’
The waters rose up. A guy in a row boat came along and he shouted, ‘Hey, hey you! You in there. The town is flooding. Let me take you to safety.’ But the man shouted back, ‘I’m religious. I pray. God loves me. God will save me.’
A helicopter was hovering overhead. And a guy with a megaphone shouted, ‘Hey you, you down there. The town is flooding. Let me drop this ladder and I’ll take you to safety.’ But the man shouted back that he was religious, that he prayed, that God loved him and that God will take him to safety.
Well… the man drowned. And standing at the gates of Heavens, he demanded an audience with God. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘I’m a religious man, I pray. I thought you loved me. Why did this happen?’
God said, ‘I sent you a radio report, a rowboat , and a guy in a helicopter. What the hell are you doing here?
Okay, I will quit rambling. Here's the bottom line, which comes back to the title of this post, A Slight Deviation. I think that making beaded jewelry is really not my calling. I will still make it for myself, or for friends, but that's it. My focus will be in other applications of bead work. I feel that my destiny lies somewhere down the road less traveled.