Happy 50, La Binoche.
"To be a mass tourist, for me, is to become a pure late-date American: alien, ignorant, greedy for something you cannot ever have, disappointed in a way you can never admit. It is to spoil, by way of sheer ontology, the very unspoiledness you are there to experience. It is to impose yourself on places that in all noneconomic ways would be better, realer, without you. It is, in lines and gridlock and transaction after transaction, to confront a dimension of yourself that is as inescapable as it is painful: As a tourist, you become economically significant but existentially loathsome, an insect on a dead thing."
Write only about what you love. We need more celebrations, not righteousness, in this world.
Let the object tell you how to read it. Find its grammar, and use it.
Reading the object is the goal because anything you should write should be written to expand the argument of the object, not…