Everything. I have a constant and unyielding mind, dissecting
everything down to its parts and back out to the widest
perspective, experiencing all scales and textures in between. I
think a lot. I try to learn lessons from everything. I analyze like
I think about how to grow Spires to be a more successful company,
and make more money with my art.
I think about how language is an imperfect means by which we are
left to communicate. That our original, inner thoughts are much
more varied, textured and rich. Through the lens of language, we
cram our delicate and complex thoughts into crude representations.
It's like a photo that has been reduced to black and white only,
allowing no greys. In this way, we must speak and write in
contrast. The more nimble linguistically are able to simulate a
kind of verbal halftoning to effect the inner richness that they
seek to express.
This is why I choose aesthetics over language. I feel that I am
capable of more accurate, subtle, moving, detailed expression than
with the crude hammer of words.
Aesthetics are powerful. If we could uncover the means by which
people have their tastes, we might discover the master key by which
people respond in consistent ways. This then could lead to
discovering the quintessential 'human song', for instance. This
would be a fascinating breakthrough.