Josh Touches on Something Bigger
In the first three paragraphs, Josh talks about how the less you know about someone’s past, the more uncomfortable, the more random that person seems (specifically in a movie context). Me, I find I go out of my way to do the complete opposite. I give people so much background about myself that maybe I lose that element of surprise. If you know exactly what path I’ve walked for the last twenty six years, it is easy to see where I’m going in the next five minutes, next week, next year, and you could probably make a good guess at the next decade.
I was talking to Matt and Lauren a while back and it came up that I’m not “wild and reckless”, I don’t have that “Who knows where he’ll pop up next” ideology attached to me. I’m dependable. I think it sucks some of the excitement out of who I am now that I’m thinking about it. What if you didn’t know what I do? What if I only told you things about right now, this moment? When I did something it would be a new adventure every time. It would be impossible for you to set any expectations, you’d never be let down, at least not for a while, but by then you’d be hooked on Will Read.
I’m going to ponder this some more.