April 26, 2010

Maestro Does Know

I think one of the most important things that I have learned while going through this new experience of being a stay-at-home dad has been that someone younger than you can provide hours of inspiration. 

I think we are conditioned to believe that our role models or our heroes are supposed to be older than us because, due to their age, they have a wealth of experience and wisdom that we just do not have access to.

Inspirational people, however, are different.  Inspiration defies convention, does not stay within the boundaries of cultural construct or societal expectation.  It can come from anywhere and from anyone and at any time.

Levi Maestro is one of my inspirations.  He is someone who has learned to pursue his dreams in spite of whatever doubts or obstacles may have been placed in his path.  And, most importantly, he has remained infectiously positive throughout the entire experience.  He has retained the sense of humble awe we are all born with and has turned his love of life and his keen artistic sense into a wildly successful career.

I recently wrote Maestro an email to just say "Thank You" for, essentially, being so awesome.

In an unanticipated turn of events, he emailed me back.

Which, in turn, led to this: http://maestroknows.com/2010/04/what-life-is-about/

I remember before Lil Sippy Cup was born, I had all these grand visions of him being a professional baseball player. 

Now that we are both older and wiser and thanks to that rare breed of human being like Levi Maestro, I just want him to do whatever makes him happy.  And maybe ride a skateboard while he's at it.



I love your story. I'm a huge supporter of Maestro as well. Keep up the good work!

TyroneBrown said...

He really is an awesome person and a great motivator.

Sippy Cups and Cufflinks said...

Hey - I was going to try to email each of you individually but I could not locate your emails on your blogs.

Nevertheless, I still wanted to make sure I said thank you for the kind words and support.

Lil Sippy Cup says "Thank You" as well. He's actually singing the theme song to "Thomas & Friends" but I'm pretty sure he means "Thank You".

-Mr. Cufflink

Roy said...

My daughter will be a Tennis player. This is her destiny. It doesn't have to make her happy, just has to make her rich. And richness = happiness. It all works out in the end. Just kidding man... first time reading your page though. Good stuff. I was gonna ask how you find the time, but then I read the stay at home dad part. If you ever break into the work at home industry, holla at me.