When I was 15, I picked up “The Music of Chance” by Paul Auster. It was my first true “adult” book. You know – not the kind of book we think is mature but one that actually is.
I flew through that book, and very soon afterwards, I started swallowing everything by Auster that I could get my hands on.
Eventually, I landed on “Mr. Vertigo”. An amazing book by all accounts. But one thing stuck in my 15-year-old mind. One thing that hasn’t left me in the 17 years since. The last sentence in the book. Two words: Like so.
In those two words, Auster conveyed a universe of meaning. I won’t spoil the book here, because you all should just go out and read it. But it blew my 15-year-old mind. It left a lasting impression.
Those two words have followed me, and have evolved in meaning for me.
This is how it’s done.
It’s that simple.
Just like that.
You just go ahead and do it.
Or in Hebrew: Kacha.
My life for a very long time has been about waiting. I’m tired of waiting, so it’s time to stop waiting.