My friend said to me, “You’re obviously very self-aware, so you probably know this…”
I thought, OK, where is this headed?
Then he said, “There is a marked difference in the way that you write when you are in Vail relative to when you are in NYC.”
Hmmm, I’d just come off a site I write at and read some hater comments and I thought, here we go…
Then he said, “Your tone, your timbre, the way you write, it’s all different.”
OK. Good or bad, different?
Then he said, “It’s just more upbeat..it’s more like a…forceful positivity.
It surprised me. I hadn’t seen that.
You don’t notice your nose every time you look out even though it is stuck on the front of your face, but upon further consideration it was all quite obvious.
On my way out to Vail in November I wrote an angry piece about the media 24/7 blasting news about the Paris bombings in order to drive ratings…
When I got to Vail, I paid zero attention to all that.
Just leaving NYC and coming to Vail I stopped talking to people about the noise of the world, the economy, the pathetically JV debates we call an election, the markets, credit bubble, unemployment, and whatnot.
In Vail you don’t talk to people about that; you mostly just talk about how awesome it is.
How awesome was that run? How awesome is the snow? Man, it’s so awesome just to be out here…
You may not be a fish but your environment is your reality.