n. a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head—a crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a frustratingly cautious game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks.
claricesther| You are not alone. We are all that person at one time or another. Heck I’ve been it twice now. But the world is still turning, the sun is still shining, and just know everything is for the better. Keep your head up and smile.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”—Steve Jobs
“Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. … True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”—Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction (1925), ch. I