“All My Mistakes Have Become Masterpieces…”

by heidistraubephotographer

Wow, just heard this song by Teitur this afternoon on the radio and loved the lyrics!
Had to share them…and some thoughts…

(Lyrics, artist, and radio links below)

“All My Mistakes Have Become Masterpieces.”

Hmmm…How would it change things if you entertained the thought that what you perceive as
mistakes are actually the beginning of masterpieces?

On those days when you’re looking at your photography, discouraged or frustrated, feeling like you’ve
lost your touch or can’t seem to get the image on paper to be what you see in your head…

Or when you feel stuck in your life, looking back at where you might have made different decisions…

What if those “mistakes” were actually what got you to a whole new reality, that wouldn’t have ever
happened if you didn’t make them?

You stumble on a new way of printing things, and a look that appeals to you and is unique…
because you couldn’t get the traditional color that you usually expect to see…

You meet a new person that ends up inspiring, energizing, and opening up new opportunities for you,
because you, discouraged, drowned your sorrows at a coffee house after missing an ad for a job that
you were certain would have solved your life problems…

The next time you make a “mistake,” or find yourself discouraged and listing all of the missteps
you’ve taken in your life, try telling yourself a version of your life story that paints the future as
masterpiece, rather than a disaster.

Remember the times that you thought you had blown it…and then good things happened that
couldn’t have if you had continued in the same way.
Actually, I think just living your life as best you can, staying in the game in a positive manner…
that alone is a masterpiece!

Surrendering, staying in the moment, maintaining hope, acting on your inner truth…
yes, there is no mistake there.

Mistakes do become masterpieces. It can happen. It does happen.

Let it.
Heidi

OK, the great lyrics:
"All my mistakes have become masterpieces"

Who is to say who wins or who loses
I sing to myself at the end of the day
When I know what the blues is
All my mistakes have become masterpieces

I was born in the goodness of grace
Because of faith, because of courage
Because of forgiveness
All my mistakes have become masterpieces

There comes a time
You must stay in the moment
While your heart's still bleeding

There comes a time
When you must walk away
Though your heart's still beating

Who is to say who wins or who loses
I sing to myself at the end of the day
When I know what the blues is
All my mistakes have become masterpieces

 ----- Teitur, from the CD Stay Under the Stars

Heard on KCRW Eclectic 24, an independent radio station out of

Santa Monica, California. You can stream it on your computer! Enjoy...