The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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I interviewed Jasper over a zoom call. Being brothers, we were both fairly relaxed from our respective rooms. Older now than he was then, he sat in the corner of his couch and retold me a story about a much brighter and darker time in his life. He was on an incredible roll in life five years ago when this event occurred. But regardless of his success, everyone around him said it wasn’t enough, he wasn’t getting paid enough, he wasn’t getting enough credit, he wasn’t etc. Because of all this talk from people he trusted, he was angry at a lot of things.Not a single person told him to celebrate or be grateful about his successes and he was stuck in this anger loop about not being appreciated enough and he lashed out.
After he got past that time in his life he learned a critical lesson in life: celebrate everything, no matter how small, and treasure where you are in life no matter where. These days, he still works in the industry as a producer and manager. Whenever one of his clients gets even the smallest win, he makes sure to celebrate with them and make sure that they are proud of what they did. He makes sure people know they’ve done good and they’ve done more than enough because he doesn’t want people to be in the same place that he was.

A dark silver sedan furiously raced down the sunny streets of LA, Jasper Grey at its helm. He was a young hit on the Hollywood scene, 23,  fresh out of college, smooth talking, and already sold a movie to a film studio. He was waiting for the executive of that very movie to pick up the phone. The executive had been dodging Jasper’s calls and meetings for quite some time now. Suffice to say, he was fed up.

As Jasper pulled up to the studio’s office building, the executive picked up at long last, it only took an entire car ride’s worth of calls.

“Hey Jasper, sorry I can’t take your call right now I’m heading out to a meeting.”

Jasper strode up the steps to the office building “Okay cool. I’m your meeting. I’m at your fucking office.” Jasper immediately hung up and with the full force of his body kicked open the front door of the building. The standard copy and paste corporate wooden door snapped open, making sending out an intense BOOM as it slammed the wall.

Letting out a yelp from the sudden crash of the front door snapping open, the young receptionist fearfully inquired “What are you doing?!”

Waving her off “I don’t have time to talk.” Jasper marched deeper into the building on an enraged bee line to the executive’s personal office. Upon reaching his destination, he promptly thrusted the door open.

As the door flung open, sending out a thunderous crack when it hit the wall, the executive jumped wide eyed in his seat and his young assistant gasped at the abrupt intrusion.

“I should leave.” the assistant nervously blurted out as she rose from her chair as quickly as she could.

“No.” Jasper snapped commandingly “You sit down, you stay here and hear this shit.”

The assistant immediately sat back down, mouth glued shut and eyes unblinking.

“Jasper” the executive roared as he shot up from his chair, sending it flying to the wall behind him.

The two men clashed like titans. The argument that ensued was a violent tempest of words and assaulting statements that best be left unwritten. In the end, neither side won.

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2014
Los Angeles, California

I interviewed Jasper over a zoom call. Being brothers, we were both fairly relaxed from our respective rooms. Older now than he was then, he sat in the corner of his couch and retold me a story about a much brighter and darker time in his life. He was on an incredible roll in life five years ago when this event occurred. But regardless of his success, everyone around him said it wasn’t enough, he wasn’t getting paid enough, he wasn’t getting enough credit, he wasn’t etc. Because of all this talk from people he trusted, he was angry at a lot of things.Not a single person told him to celebrate or be grateful about his successes and he was stuck in this anger loop about not being appreciated enough and he lashed out.
After he got past that time in his life he learned a critical lesson in life: celebrate everything, no matter how small, and treasure where you are in life no matter where. These days, he still works in the industry as a producer and manager. Whenever one of his clients gets even the smallest win, he makes sure to celebrate with them and make sure that they are proud of what they did. He makes sure people know they’ve done good and they’ve done more than enough because he doesn’t want people to be in the same place that he was.

Tags: argument
Decade: 2010s
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Recorded by Caleb Quiroz-Hansen on June 2, 2020
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