Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Mid-20s, quasi adulthood, anxiety ridden future pondering. I know I am not the only one agonizing through the two, three, four (or more) year itch.

Talking to parents, friends, colleagues, well-wishers, and pessimists often helps. Sometimes, though, inspiration comes from the unlikeliest of places.

In 1995, Iggy Pop answered a 20 page fan letter from a 21 year old girl in Paris. His scribbled note has some of the most eloquent, heartfelt advice I've read anywhere.

Words to live by: "take a deep breath and do whatever you must to survive and find something to be that you can love."


Lauren E. said...

That made me cry at work. "The pressure never ends in this life." That is oddly optimistic to me. Thanks for this.

alysew said...

I just cried at work, too !
Thanks, Sashy

Morgan said...

That is sooo good. It IS that easy, I do believe. LOVE!!

MP said...

It is sometimes hard to keep that in mind though.