Practice Makes Permanent

“This is a lot of stuff to remember, Grandma!”

Seven-year-old Sloane and I are making a Zentangle. She’d tried to copy my work on her own with no success, so I’m teaching her step by step.

“That’s why we keep practicing.”

Sloane’s Zentangle

“Practice makes permanent!”

“Do you mean perfect?”

“No permanent. That’s what my teacher says.”

“Good one! I might have to use it.”

You can use it too!


We’ve had an interesting week of considering how habits play out in our lives, as witnessed by these titles:

When Rivers Change,
Never too old…,
Predictions nixed
Ways of Doing

I Write Her
A Shared Space
Eugi’s Causerie
Stuff and what if…

Please also visit the original post to read some of the comments.

Thanks all! See you tomorrow for a new challenge!

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

16 thoughts on “Practice Makes Permanent

  1. I’d say practice makes comfortable. It’s hard not to be comfortable with something you’ve spent several hours doing, except algebra. I never got comfortable with that over the course of years. Haha.

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  2. Hi Vj
    I like the practice makes permanent –
    Years ago we had a teacher who said the goal is to “over learn”
    And so keep going –
    And then recently my hubs said something about how vulnerable it is to start – before we even get to the practice phase – you know – the bravery time
    And so your gd was willing to be vulnerable as she tried to copy you – and your response was a gift to her!
    You will leave so much of your legacy in things like that! So beautiful

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