“I'm fascinated by how eloquence is so often medium-specific: how folks who are so fluent + vibrant on the page, or in song, are so halting or jumbled in speech -- or vice versa. And I think this is beautiful - to know that particular arguments and stories have to find their form.”
Everyone is constantly trying to articulate the secret languages in their head to the outside world. If your language is too secret, then no one can understand; if your language is completely public, then there’s no mystery. There’s no longer the pleasure of decoding.
“I don’t know what the kids should do today. They know what they should do today” –Nikki Giovanni