15 years ago, we lived northern Vermont and a lot of the kids took summer jobs at Cabot Creamery which was close by. The summer that Matt turned 16, I had a talk with him about finding a little job, since he wanted spending money. I mentioned Cabot to him and I will never, forget what he said next. He looked at me, totally seriously and said, “I’m not interested in that line of work.” “Line of work? I repeated in disbelief. “That is not even a relevant concept for a summer job!”
It was for him. Matt could never do things for very long, if at all, that didn’t interest him, but if they did interest him, he jumped in 110%. He jumped in, and learned as he went along. I think that there is real genius in that…not just talking about Matt, but for all of us. There has to be a point where we say, “I don’t know how to do this thing that I want to do, but I am going to begin anyway”.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso