All hat

Here is a great sentence from this article.

We want to find and possess — even if what we possess is nothing more than the moment of discovery.

When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate showy writing. I probably wouldn’t have cared for that sentence much when I was twenty because I could and can turn them out by the dozen. But I’ve mellowed, or broadened, and have come to appreciate the compression of meaning and the emphasis on the chromatic rather than the concrete.

Then, I would’ve seen it as all hat and no cattle — too much coruscating peacockery and not enough cogitation. But now, sometimes the impression’s the thing, not ideas churned out by the dozen.

So…damn good sentence.