In one of Harper Lee’s non-fiction pieces for Vogue magazine, on the topic of love, she wrote:
“Why, when we are familiar with every line, must we stop and listen when ‘The Messiah’ is playing? Because every note was born of a man’s love for God, and we hear it… Every creation of man’s mind that has withstood the buffeting of time was born of love — love of something or someone.”
So go ahead and write and sing what you love, David.
And if you love wearing ties, do that too.
If that means you inspire a legion of tie-wearing cats in the process, like these ones, then I say, go for it!
“David, you inspire me … and clean my litter box, you rock!”
“Elder Katsu, reporting for duty.”
“What?? I got it at a post-Valentine’s Day mark-down sale.”
“We can’t all tie the perfect knot like The Archuleta.”
“What was that? I was distracted by my tail.”
“Collar. Too. Tight.”
“Yes, I know I’m late, blow-drying takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r.”
“Whoah, can’t find my name tag.”
“That hymn touched my soul, dude.”