Smooth or Super Chunky

Today I had lunch with my oldest friend in the world; we've known each other since age fourteen. We know each other's secrets and dreams, and over the years we've definitely hit some lumps in the proverbial cake batter of life.

No, I'm not thinking about peanut butter—I'm thinking about consistency.


  • steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.;
  • agreement, harmony or compatibility, esp. correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing;
  • the condition of cohering or holding together and retaining form; solidity or firmness;
  • a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc.


Consistency means reliability, flow, and a commitment to smoothing things out when the road gets lumpy or bumpy. Because it will.

A commitment to consistency means you've got to have the right tools and resources on hand when the flow is impeded, whether by human foibles or environmental circumstances. We will make mistakes, and will invariably encounter a few dips and bumps along the way.


 let it go – the

smashed word broken

open vow or

the oath cracked length

wise – let it go it

was sworn to



let them go – the

truthful liars and

the false fair friends

and the boths and

neithers – you must let them go they

were born

to go


let all go – the

big small middling

tall bigger really

the biggest and all

things – let all go



so comes love


~ e. e. cummings ~

(Complete Poems 1904-1962)