my neighbor came over this morning for a coffee, or just wanted to chat for a few moments. I was writing about time shifting and how a lot of the world seems to follow a herd or habits in society and no one ever questions “why?” something is done a certain way – they just repeat and follow, in a sense because, “it has always been done this way.”
I really don’t know my neighbor well, but I simply like when we talk as there is no fluff, no bs, a blunt and straight shooter who is like an old soul in a body that has lived and had to build a construct for themselves with unusual circumstances. it is a far cry from the surface fluff and all the talking and the few following through on the chatter I hear in this city. I like these talks and wonder why more of the world isn’t like this?
we discussed an idea where my tech friends are all enamored with biofeedback looks and artistic social consciousness events. I think the buzzword is multisensory. I have to laugh as my ex really had no clue what we were working on with the 3d audio, visual systems and smell when I had a space in the basement of our townhouse for a lab until the old sr VP came over and sat there will I did a smell prototype. he went, “that is amazing.” my ex-looked at me only then with the loving nod of approval because someone else saw what the idea was about.
but with these spaces, it was funny. I don’t think people chasing ideas realize how much bs, fluff, and nonsense we present at times. it is easy to create an idea and a presentation for anything, but it is almost like where journalism is going – deep meaningful journalism doesn’t really have a space in today’s world of instant gratification. it is about a sound bite, pitching ideas that no one has actually built and chasing a money rainbow where people who have no experience in business – will get a rude awakening, that it isn’t like the reality tv show version, but rather a lot of work, unless you want to play the political game of who you know.
so here I am today, tearing down one thing, and I want to sit in a room for about two months simply writing, presenting and refining the computer models, brands and graphics because I can see it so clearly and the path. to some, it would look silly, but after the last 7 months of having to bootstrap and innovate,…all the answers are there.
but for this morning, and an all too brief conversation with someone who doesn't’ like arrogance, bs, or fluff…it was a great cup of coffee and has me motivated to just keep walking down the path…no matter what happens. it is like the tattoo photo. I don't like them much, but so enjoyed watching the process.