"Shitty First Drafts"
"Shitty First Drafts" made for a much more comfortable entry to this course. I personally feel 10 times, if not more, comfortable about what I've interpreted about the painting I chose, and about other people reading my "shitty first draft."
With the reading in particular there were some passages that definitely stood out. "We do not think that she has a rich inner life or that God likes or can even stand her" the priest replies with, "you can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." This is referring to the one person who gets a perfect paper out of his/her first draft. I felt like this just really put into perspective that nobody gets "it" the first time. It is not the norm to be perfect, and it is certainly the exception to do "perfect" just like that. Even if someone does do an "A+" paper the first time, that does not mean that in their heads while they were writing they weren't editing, taking time to go back, and fixing things the whole time.
Another passage that grabbed my attention was , "It's not like you don't have a choice, because you do--you can either type or kill yourself." Sometimes...it almost feels like you seriously just want to die, because putting your thoughts into words is hard!
Note: I'm not someone who likes reading about "hate" and "death". Hopefully, whoever reads this thought those passages in particular where hilarious too. :)