How to Hop Like A Grasshopper

An unimaginable amount of books, magazine articles, and pamphlets tell you HOW TO do something. How to dress, cook, and walk like an Egyptian. Not to mention the innumerable posts on Google, Bing, and Benefits.Gov. The world is preoccupied with how to do this, that, and the other. Why aren’t these things taught in schools where we send our kids to learn HOW TO.

On the other hand, there are those of us who, for one reason or another, never finished our formal education and need to research HOW TO do what we didn’t learn in school.

If I were to research where the first HOW TO might be found, I would look in the Bible and discover that God told Adam and Eve HOW TO stay in the Garden by not eating from a particular tree. But this wasn’t just any old tree. No, this was the tree of good and evil. Now we all know there is no quicker way for someone to do something than to be told not to do it. Especially if there is suspense involved.

And who should come along, the Big Bad Wolf. And he huffed, and he puffed and got himself into every children’s book where good and evil existed.

Now what does all this have to do with hopping like a grasshopper?

Not much I’ll guarantee you that. Grasshoppers don’t know much about anything let alone where to go. This way, that way, turn around and back the same way they came from. Whatever strikes their fancy I guess.

But lo, what if that is your fancy? No, not dress like an Egyptian, Hop like a grasshopper from one thing to another with no particular place to go. You’re going to get somewhere alright but it might not be where you had hoped to go.

So it is that I have eight tabs open, all articles that I am incorporating into my pursuit of HOW TO write. Are they going in the same direction, No. They are all the next shiny object of my interest. I have more interest than WANT TOO. That’s all folks, on to my next BIG IDEA.

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