I like editing pieces, the polishing, cutting something too long down to size.
Inevitably the too/fro of removing, adding, renovating – leads to a better piece with a different perspective entirely. I find it feels a lot like making a sauce, a reduction, when the more you cook it, the deeper and richer the taste – and more you add, the taste dilutes …
Whether it’s business letter writing, proposal construction, prose or poetry, it’s the same – add some, reduce it, stir it up, add some more, reduce it some more, rearrange, rearrange and reduce some more.
Good ideas are like that.
Bad ideas are like that too. They don’t get smooth and silky, they don’t flow as smoothly. Bad ideas are like bad food – no matter how good they might look, they never make a satisfying meal.
Hi Mark, I appreciate how busyness gets in our way of communicating in a meaningful way. I believe that as we have time to breathe we have time to talk and listen to someone besides ourselves. Take care, JR, Calgary, AB