Or how to make a pen disappear.
Texted to my mother as instructed. She will actually enjoy it tremendously—as did I. A friend of mine owns a window cleaning business called, "Just Windows." His tagline for the business is, "Because glass looks better when you can't see it." In the same way I often cannot see your writing, because I'm busy being wowed by the view.
Loved this one, dude. My favorite essay of yours to date.
Apologies for high jacking your thought provoking essay with my screed. The inchoate ideas wanted to come through. Wrong container for this context. Deleted but not forgotten.
Thanks for this absolutely fantastic read. I’ve been unable to see the forest for the trees with some career and life goals I’m considering now and this approach really helps pull my mind out of the how obsessing and back into the why focus.
“Nice try, hope.” Hahaha
Funny just yesterday I wrote a song called “Fever Dream”! This article was very reaffirming and inspiring, thanks Taylor! :)
Really enjoyed this, Taylor. One of your better ones, if not your best. (Too bad my mother doesn't read/speak English.)
I think you're right that most people are "overly obsessed with the objects in their way," and that "they sacrifice the dream for the objects."
However, I do think we need to understand the tools of the trade in order to become fluent. As you said with English, we have to learn all of those steps in the process in order to reach fluency. But you're right that we need to have the dream to inspire us to move through all of them.
In my own life, I relied too much on the dream in the beginning of my writing. I thought I was just bursting with talent, and that anything I wrote would turn to gold. But now I'm realizing that I have a lot of work to do to learn the tools of the trade-- how to be concise, to tell better stories, to write more lyrically, etc. The dream keeps me going, but the objects are what help me build it.