from Small Stories from My Enormously Spiritual Life
If I were a photographer, I would try to make pictures that looked exactly like the Polaroids people took of birthday parties in the Seventies. Yes, I would work very hard to create images that were completely ordinary. I would always prefer what is flawed. The kind of pictures that might only interest you if maybe you loved somebody. Those are the pictures I would take, pictures most people would think didn’t matter much. No doubt I would still be hurt and indignant that people didn’t realize I was doing something really tremendously special.