Dear you, reading this,
Have you noticed that you spend more time looking at yourself than others when you snapchat? There are so many filters to mess with and different ways to pose. That kind of vanity can lead to insanity! Have you noticed that reviewing your creative works leads you to worlds of self discovery?
I hardly ever practiced my guitar when I was younger. It wasn't very fun and I got easily distracted. I'd put in the bare minimum to please my teachers and once we started getting to the more complicated songs I'd quit. Now I'm finding it hard to put the guitar down. It's wonderfully frustrating to hear the best sounds my fingers can play. Even if it doesn't sound as sweet as the day before, I'm learning about what affects my coordination. When producing digital music, I learn about my taste. After all, sound is being constantly mapped out. It's truly just another form of synthesis. In my writings I learn about how well I communicate. Sometimes I can't recall what state of mind I was in when I wrote something and I have to take my word for it. In the bathroom mirror, or in selfies, I learn if there's any reason to judge or admire me based on appearance. The less time I spend asking that question the better. If you don't want to be shallow, start with yourself. See yourself reflected in more than shiny glass. It gets really fun when you see yourself reflected in others.
As always, thanks for reading,
J say of the day: Let the cleanliness of your hair be your guide. (thanks Luke)