“He was contemplation and enthusiasm. Ambition and strong coffee. I could have looked at him forever.” – E. Lockhart, We Were Liars
You know that moment when you pass someone in a crowd of people, and they have that something about them? It’s like delicious food, or a lovely smell, you need to indulge in their beauty, their magic, their gravity. You could look and look and look… they’re gone. This may not be sexual attraction, but rather just curiosity, admiration. Humans can be so compelling, so interesting, it’s easy to get lost in their stories. There’s 7.4 billion of them, every single one unique. I’m in awe at the people I meet, the kindness, the fury, the courage.
My brain, unfortunately, is at a loss for most of these things. Too much love, fear, pain, joy and curiosity to process. Which results in compulsive over thinking, over contemplating, over feeling. Overbrain posts deal with the outcome of that, and my articles try to be the one constructive thing in my writing.