I think maybe you can judge a book by its cover – a little anyway. There are aspects of covers that mislead, but I wonder if there are also aspects of my cover that tell more about me than I knew.
Take my voice. My mouth is capable of producing a range of sounds, but my default leaves something to be desired. It’s wimpy. It lacks conviction. It’s hollow. But with a little bit of effort I can fill it out a little. It’ll never be confused with the great voices of our time – genetics does have something to do with it – but it could be more.
I wonder if my voice reflects something deeper. I wonder if it (like the rest of me) underachieves a little?