A Noisy Appreciation
Taylor Adams clearly has a passion for communication–of any variety. The items that she pulled quickly from her brown paper bag basically screamed this fact. Although the first item, a Donut House single serve coffee pack, didn’t immediately associate with such an observation, her explanation of why she chose it made it perfectly clear. She couldn’t go through a day without it, according to Adams, otherwise she would never be able to focus on work or interact with friends. “Although, I usually fill it up heavily with coffee creamer,” she noted. “I can’t drink it too strong.”
This was, as I soon found out, a comical dichotomy to her intense, strong personality. The next item she brought out was her phone, because of how much she communicates with the people in her life. It was a gift from her dad, and she fiddled with it while we talked, pressing the buttons almost compulsively, instinctively, before sighing and setting it aside. Bright pink earphones followed, the cords winding around her fingers as she grinned brightly. Pink was her favorite color, and she cheerily informed me, “I listen to music a lot. I constantly try to surround myself with it. Or, with noise of any variety. I love noise.”
After that was the camera, sleek and black, in wonderful condition. She delicately held it while she talked about her love of taking pictures, despite the fact that she hated being the subject of them. We laughed at our shared opinion on that and then she moved on to her final object. A small quote, red letters on a creamy white scrap of paper, fluttered in her fingers. As Taylor looked at it, her face softened, her thumb running over the words as if she could feel them pressing against her skin.
The bible quote was from Ephesians 3:20-21 – “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” She smiled as she recited it, stating it was one of her favorites. As I thought about what the quote meant, I realized more why Taylor had a burning desire for noise and communication. The Ephesians quote beautifully outlined how it was a way for her to strive to do better and better things, all the time. Honestly, how could you not respect someone with those kinds of aspirations? If noise is what Taylor Adams needs to continue her dreams, I’ll whip out my metaphorical pots and pans and bang around in her honor!