(I get that music wasn’t the main point of this post, but-) I used to feel like this about music.

And books, movies, people, places, etc. But especially music. Maybe because you can read a book once or watch a film once and feel like you’ve ‘done’ it. But, in my opinion, you need to listen to a good album 10 times to get it, 100 to really know it.

Then something changed. For the last few years, I’ve essentially only listened to one musician 95% of the time (so, at least 20 hours a week.) Weirdly, I prefer it this way. My love for their music only gets stronger with time and I’m never bored by it. People tell me they’ve never seen someone love a single band’s music so much.

So, I guess there’s something to be said for focusing on one thing and draining every drop of happiness and enjoyment out of it, rather than superficially trying to experience everything.

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