long story short I got drunk with one of my senior friends tonight on the roof of his apartment. he’s graduating next week, and we discussed his reflections, his thoughts, his regrets, and his goals for the future.
amidst all of this, he brought up all the writing I’ve done on the paper, and expressed that he had noticed consistency in my voice in all the articles I’ve ever written. this consistency is something I have consciously made an effort to perfect over the past two years, and I have genuinely hoped that someone noticed it. he told me that he felt there was “rage” evident in what I wrote, and he said he can tell that I have a lot of rage deep within me that I don’t let out. this is obviously true.
he encouraged me to keep writing because he felt, based on how he knows me, that writing could be the most healthy way for me to deal with this rage. it was a really great conversation that I really needed to have, and he really uplifted me as a result. even though we should have been talking about his impending graduation. it was really great.
much love, John. thanks for always being the man