Like a Puzzle
Weekly Report 31
I do not know how most people solve puzzles; I, for one, solve them in more sporadic ways. I try to find one area that makes sense, one spot that I understand how to solve. Once I solve that specific area I use it as a foundation for all other parts to be build off of. At times, though, I find another area I understand, so I end up having two or three spots being solved at the same time. I don’t know; it is so hard to focus on one spot and it takes way too long. Solving various places sporadically allows me to have a more holistic view of what I am doing and it keeps me engaged. Nevertheless, these few areas eventually combine and form one image. That feeling when everything comes together is undeniably satisfying.
This feeling is exactly what I felt during my rehearsal speech I have on Thursday. There were so many different areas I was concerned with throughout the year. I wanted to learn about the business of art, organization, risk taking, and meaning in art. All these topics seemed impossible to connect; honestly, I did not even try. Rather, I just tried to learn and process as much as I could about each area. This made it difficult to structure my speech for most of the year; all of it seemed separated. These last couple of weeks, though, have shown me what it all was building to.
When I interviewed Mr. Alvarado I felt excited, but it was a different form of excitement. It was passionate; I was stupidly engaged to the conversation! Really, I wish I could have spent another three hours talking and learning from such an artist. Three words stayed with me after our interview, “Sigue. Sigue. Sigue.” It means to keep going; It incentives one to keep following their passion.
That was it; those words brought it all together. I could see how everything connected. Everything was building towards my future; teaching me about the various qualities and areas where I was lacking. I had been building myself a path to follow; each area specified a different goal I wanted to focus on. I was reminded that the whole reason that I am taking ISM is to prepare for my future, and that each little thing I learn has an impact and teaches me something I can work and grow upon.