Today I met with a very cool gal, Melanie, who's a real-estate attorney. We were talking about creative things such as writing, and floral design. I was talking about trying not to take things so personally when it comes to design, and she said, well, it really is about taste. Just personal taste. Designs may be good, however it just may not be someone's personal taste. That's why there's 31 flavors. If I see someone order pistachio ice-cream, I think eww gross and they may look at my rocky road and think, geez, why is she ordering that. That's why there's so many variations.
Such a great way to put it. She's going to be a mom soon, so if she can explain things in ice-cream terms, I think she's gonna be a rockin ma.
We were mostly talking about creative writing and when your in a crit group and they just rip you to shreds and say, Wow she was really representing this or that, or, Why would she write a character like that. They always begin these groups with, Now don't take this personally...
In other words, you may suck, but don't take it personally. Of course, you may be the next Stephan King, and in that case, relish in the genius that is you.
I digress. There are 31 flavors of ice-cream, and you may be able to do a form of art in 31 ways, but I say, just do the flavor that you like best.
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