Disclaimer: Melissa edited this interview herself – very late at night. Had a professional edited this video, you could have gone blind after seeing it and been perfectly fine with the knowledge that you had indeed seen all there was to see in the world. The music is by Sans Analog. (available soon…)
Up until this interview, I had never seen David Armano in person, if fact, all I knew about the internet celebrity I learned on twitter. I had no plan to interview him, I’m not even sure that I know how I came to decide to interview him, somewhere buried deep in my brain lies the answer, but it doesn’t matter. I’m glad I did.
The above paragraph is a brilliant micro-illustration of the point of my lil’ film project here.
I do minimal planning, and I follow my instinct as I find new information, and I add that to my cache of knowledge, which leads me to ask more questions, and be passionate about new things and people. And this whole instinct and improvise thing I’ve got going seems to be serving me pretty well. I’m just rolling with it, I’m planning just enough in advance that I can take the next step. I can’t get it wrong, because I’ll never get it done.
An even more brilliant illustration of the point is a ven diagram from Mr. Armano himself.
And while I’ll admit that the little speck in the middle of planning and improvising that says "we are here." has my mind referencing a piece of dust in Horton Hears a Who, I can just focus enough on the gist of the simple diagram to recognize that it is profound enough to be part of a much larger conversation. So the question is, where are you?
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