But accepting any negative feedback is crucial to the success of any project and there was one particular reaction which was not wholly positive and so I am now feeling the need to share my justification of the point made.
My approach, when selecting my subjects for interview, review or simply general observation, leans towards things that I appreciate in life, hence the label: life of yablon. It turns out this can be annoying as life is not just a bundle of laughs or simply pleasure after pleasure. But the issue here is that there is a great deal that I love.
The gentle criticism has made me think of all the really small but utterly significant things I love in life. I love people watching from my desk onto the busy street. Chatting to random people in a cool coffee shop. Him realising that I was right about something. After Eight mints. A powerful DVD on a Sunday evening. An empty house. A clean car. The smell of a chicken roasting in the oven. A long walk on a deserted beach. Ridiculously early nights with a pile of magazines. Window shopping online. A Skype call with my 18 month old nephew.
I could go on and on. My point though is that it is the sum of these things which makes me happy. Maybe irritatingly happy and for that I apologise.