I love Alan Watts.  He wrote brilliant books, gave brilliant lectures.  His voice is compelling, his laughter is charming.  

I was saying to some friends on the Big Little Podcast slack today that if I ever wrote an autobiography, I would name it Long Odds.  

That's in honor of something I heard Alan Watts say in a lecture that was set to music by Dreaming in the Void, "Alan Watts on Being Alive."

The particular something I heard is at 2:32.  Take a listen.


Short for "Always supposing that you yourself aren't a rascal, which is long odds." It's about having accountability for one's own life, owning it.

I do own it.  I do say yes to what happens in my life.  Sometimes, it's damn hard.

It's always worth it.

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude