James Sturm has undertaken a project
only tangentially related to the reason I bring him up.
I bring him up because if there is one thing Humans do very well, it is shorthand. I often pretend to be amazed by this process, and today I was actually pretty impressed by it. He was talking about his current project, and the size of it. He said, (and I'll paraphrase because, Ha, what are the odds of him seeing this?) the project seems doable when he feels well, but when his blood sugar gets low, it seems looming and impossible.
I didn't know that was a thing. And here, codified and clear, Sturm has spelled it out clearly and cleanly and there, in black and white, is the idea which exploded in my mind into the realization that, yeah, when my blood sugar gets low, my output suffers. That's exactly true. When I diet, I stop being able to slap words together, and the world seems an intimidating place. Full-stomached critics are lighter critics, at least the ones in my own head.
Huh. How 'bout that?