RESET: Etch-A-Sketch

Remember the Etch-A-Sketch? You know - It’s red, with two little white turn-knobs, and a screen. I call it the original ipad prototype. I was in class one day and I randomly used the Etch-A-Sketch as a metaphor for the mind. That is, there’s this endless doodling that we do all day and at the end, we rest (some of us.) Upon waking up the next day, there’s a kind of renewed sensation that we all have (um, many of us.) We often feel restored, or refreshed, not unlike the screen of your - uh - Etch-A-Sketch (after a few shakes.) Get It?? Consider that, while you were sleeping, you were going through the process of [ what I call ] a homeostatic reset. Thus, it occurred to me that for one to “Wake Up”, is for one to RESET.

Around that same time, I had come to the stark realization that this moment is all that there is - and, well, the “reset: brand new day” idea-mantra-concept was born. So … imagine, for a moment, Waking Up and Realizing that [ YOU ] have the full capacity to Begin Again - like, Right Now.

reset: brand new day. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your particular story is, the choice to start anew is YOURS.