Monday, October 01, 2007

Have you ever

read an interview of a really lauded, notable person in your field, or maybe even just an ambitious, outspoken person in your field, and as you take in her assured proclamations about the craft or the practice, you are initially impressed with how confidently expressed it all is, because it sounds so intelligent and it name-drops people you know you're supposed to have read but you've never gotten around to reading, and it references all the right progressive movements and dismisses all the right traditional conventions, and it's so full of unusual descriptions of ideas, and even though her ideas aren't all that clear or well-defined, they're stated as if everyone should know what she's talking about, so at first you imagine she's really insightful and deep and attuned to a level of consciousness you can only aspire to, but as you continue to read, you begin to wonder if she knows what the hell she's talking about any more than you ever do?

I just did.

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