To find out how lovely something can be, you have to actually experience it.
Singing live in front of people.
Allowing someone to love you.
Running your own business.
A friend of mine explored this idea of ‘experience’ with me very recently.
It was David Bradley, who played Billy Casper from Kes.
David stayed with me when he was visiting the North East last week.
David referenced rainbows.
David asked us to imagine trying to describe a rainbow to someone that had never seen one.
One could take the ‘meteorological phenomenon’ approach.
Or one could talk about colours and how they hang in the air.
There… but not really there.
In the end, we agreed that no number of words can describe some things.
If you really want to know…
… you have to experience it.