It’s interesting when you get an email laced with humor from an editor. It suddenly makes the writing process a lot easier and fun because you know that the person at the other end is human. A few months ago I was asked to write an article on bathrooms and the multi-faceted space they represent for all of us. I didn’t really want to introspect on bathrooms and write about them, but last year I had decided that I was not going to say no to any writing work that came my way, and even if I hadn’t made that promise to myself, I could never have said no to this article because of the brief that it came with. It was a simple brief but it came sprinkled with a few parentheses in which the lady writing to me made her real opinion very clear. I love levity almost as much as I love my hightops, so the article was a go.
And since I’ve resolutely decided to put up all my work on the blog, you get to see a PDF version of this article.