I know I could play the game, make the stories, get the hits, go the route everyone goes and get my near-sure success, you know? But I don’t feel it. I just don’t feel it. So I’m doing something else instead, and this thing I’m writing now feels like I’m wrapping up last pieces of old business. I’m working through it and I’m opening up something new. I’d rather risk a glorious failure than play it “safe,” whatever that means. There’s no safety. We constantly dive into the not knowing.
— The Surface no. 1 (2015), Ales Kot
Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time to hear the exactly right thing that you need to hear in that moment. Thanks, Ales.