Why I Love Messes
Messes are made of information and people. Abby Covert
Abby Covert’s book How to Make Sense of Any Mess inspired this blog.
One of her many maxims that I find comforting in moments of confusion or frustration is:
Make the unclear be clear.
That’s it, really. And yet such a simple exhortation belies a world of Dantesque messiness.
On the first page of the first chapter of How to Make Sense, Covert lists some words I hear frequently:
These words are music to my ears — because I know I am needed when I hear one — but also warning bells, because I also know the pain is about to begin.
I guess that makes me a Mess Masochist.