“You are taking on too much. That is part of the problem.”
The entire morning’s upset disappeared with this advice. Until I read those words, I had been defending my existence from phantoms, shadows, and implications I had effectively created from a few client emails. I am as good as anyone at creating meaning where none exists, but this morning I outdid myself. It will stand as a monument to human meaning-making. The layers of subtlety will astound everyone. Operas will be written about it. A future age could then worship the operas main character, forgetting the original grain of sand at the center of a massive pearl.
Client asks for help troubleshooting our work process, I conjure storm clouds. Lucky for us all, that future will never exist.