Sometimes you understand the lyric to a song that you've heard thousands of times. This time, you hear the words clearly. You might even discover the song isn't about what you thought it was about.
you're walking down a familiar street, and you notice a detail you've
never noticed before. It might be an elaborate door knocker or a small
stained-glass window or carved detail on a wall or the entrance to an
Sometimes you suddenly recognize a play on words that's gone over your head hundreds of times.
best writing is like that, for me. It shows me something that's been
right in front of my eyes all this time. It makes me notice something
new-yet-not-new about the world. It makes me recognize it, understand it
with new eyes. It articulates what I've known without realizing it. It
makes me look twice.