And I was thinking about what these critics had written about it
and I wondered if they missed the whole point when they listened to it.
I wonder if they listened to the album
thinking about the idea of Sufjan
and didn't really hear the album at all.
They thought so hard their ears stopped working.
Sometimes they can do that.
Sometimes I do that.
I was thinking about coffee the other day on a walk.
And I was thinking about how the whole point to coffee is enjoyment.
It's not about where the coffee came from,
or if it's light roasted
or dark roasted.
It's not about the development of the bean
or the brew method,
at least not necessarily.
There isn't one way to source it
or roast it
or brew it
in order for it to be enjoyed.
The point is to enjoy coffee.
Sometimes I think so hard about coffee
so hard about the idea of coffee
that I don't taste it
or look around while I drink it
or laugh with the person I'm having it with.