To spring from yesterday’s post and my art background bias, the phrase “devil in the details” has never struck home.
“Details” form the architecture of art: whether 3-dimensional or not.
A painting without archival media will deteriorate in time. A cake without proper measurements doesn’t rise or taste right. The intention may be that the piece is ephemeral; anyone familiar with the graffiti art of Banksy knows that timeless installation is not the motivation.
Yet details are essential, even when transitory. How a message is delivered can have more impact than the actual content.
When a thought is conveyed, especially in the moment so much hinges on the method.
As Americans have their fill of candidate exposure, much attention is paid to what a person wears, eats, how they react and who is in their camp. The overall message and mission of the candidate may not have as much impact as the details that a voter latches on to when blackening their ticket.
Think about what you want to make happen and focus on the achievable piece for today.