I would claim that the best pieces of design, or the best design systems, are like novels. They’re like literature. There’s a level of depth to why they’re made and how they’re made and there are internal stories, some of which might not be visible to a reader, but on the other hand, they read as something that has narrative complexity and different levels of interpretation.
When writing about your life you have to really examine the decisions you made and why you made them. It’s hard, but it also makes you realize what a different person you are now as opposed to back then. It’s interesting to see, “Well, back in those days I would have done this, but I don’t do that anymore.” It’s important for me to see the difference, to understand that I’ve changed.
I had to put it all away and then to start to experience other things. This is going to sound so corny, but I really like knitting and things like that. You start to figure out that there’s so much more to you than you ever thought and you just have to allow it to happen, you know? After doing that, music could come back into my life in a healthy way.
“Poetry is a necessity of life," Wright has said. “It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so.”