Blew: (v) past tense of blow
There is great human wisdom in refusing to allow others to rob us of our moment of honesty.
If they need to extract the truth from us, we will lose all the brownie points from uttering it.
If we’re at the mercy of the scrutiny of critics, we will suddenly find ourselves living in a society in which critics have as much prominence as those who create.
The most powerful statement I will ever make in my life is, “I blew it”–especially if I’m able to squeeze in that confession before others leap upon my carcass.
Matter of fact, let’s look at the conjugation of this process:
- I blow things.
- I blew this.
- It is blown.
A delightful process.
First of all, to have the courtesy to warn people that we are capable of blowing it.
Then to inform the tourists that the journey will be interrupted by the fact that we blew it.
And finally, to have that intelligence to know that something is blown and beyond repair, instead of reaching for the duct tape.
I will need to admit that I blew it so I will not continue to chase the tail of what ends up being a dead dog.
Therefore, be careful.
When you think something is going to be a breeze, you are more likely to “blow it.”
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