59. SHEL SILVERSTEIN: The Woulda-Coulda-Shouldas
Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, singer-songwriter, poet, playwright, screenwriter and one of the most creative badasses I have ever read about. He worked as cartoonist for Playboy for nearly 20 years, his children’s books have sold millions of copies, he’s won a Grammy and is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame for his music AND he’s written over 100 plays. He was a creative titan. The embarrassing this is I didn’t know who he was until reader Tamar submitted this quote (thanks mate!). I definitely need to find out more about him and his work. Any suggestions?
The term ‘woulda-coulda-shoulda’ has become synonymous with the dating scene (at least it has with my group of friends). I’m sure most of you know that one guy (or girl) who always comes home alone, moaning about how they WOULDA talked to that pretty girl at the bar, how they COULDA totally got that waitress’s number, that they SHOULDA definitely bought her a drink if only she glanced at him one more time. Ok Ok, I admit it, that guy was me My girl had to give me HER number when we first met. Argh, what a chump!
I would love to hear your own stories – are you with the love of your life because you were a ‘DID’ or are you regretting the time you ‘COULDA-SHOULDA-WOULDA’?