bad practice


to way to good practice

is to have




bad practices.


when you say

it is okay

to have a bad practice

to make mistakes

to try new things

and to throw away

the crap that doesn’t work

because you worked it

you are closer

to a good practice.


allow yourself to

have bad practices

lots and lots

of bad practices


and try

ten or twenty or two hundred times

so you know what doesn’t work.


all craft

all skill

all alchemy

is learned

from first hand experience

and the willingness

to have make mistakes


the way to good practice

is through bad practice

so you can recognize

the difference.


from Ariadne’s Thread and Other Practices by wini linguvic