Good ideas come from anywhere. Before we can be a storyteller, we must become a story-liver; before we can authentically speak of a story, we must inhabit the story. It is through awareness we know, and it is through knowing we learn, and it is through learning we share.
It is through awareness we know, and it is through knowing we learn, and it is through learning we share.
Indeed, the details are always what get us, what gets anybody.
Abstract painting is a beautiful lesson in observation, details, and patterns — it is, in so many ways, exactly like marriage, parenting, and work: not identical, but exact. The same things are happening, but the names are different, right? In art, we call it “a wash,” but in work it’s called, “a first impression;” in art, one mixes paint, and in marriage one grabs the other’s hand.
They’re the same thing: details. In this way, everything is profound.
It’s in the details. I’m always intentional about what I call the “Perspective Duality,” there’s always “one image” when you’re across the room and something very different, yet familiar, when you’re leaning in to the painting. It’s in the details.
You want to tell the very best story ever, no matter what? Reject the notion and defeated voice declaring, “not everything is profound.” Be consistent about finding what’s worthy, because it’s there.
Happy are those who see beauty in modest marks; adventure in the simplest of nights; wonder in every single thing.
In all experiences, alchemy. In this way, words and people are connected — and the very best stories revealed. Now share.