I just took an online quiz about my personality based on the things I like. Official result? I am weird (their words, not mine). That explains… everything.
I did actually Google for insight on what our likes say about our personalities. I lost interest in continuing the search after tripping over that little gem of a quiz, but I am curious about what makes people tick. Especially me, since I haven’t been ticking much lately. I’m a little worried my battery died. I fell asleep thinking about what inspires and motivates me. It was still on my mind when I woke, and through my 4th cup of coffee at breakfast. It might not sound like much of an ordeal, but this should not take such effort!
One obvious interest is photography. Not professional quality art photos; just plain ol’ pictures. I have my camera with me at all times… just in case I feel the need to roll down the window while driving and snap a few mementos. This morning, I planned to drive downtown to take a few pictures of a scene (building) I’m attempting to paint. I parked at the edge of town and walked along the main thoroughfare, staring at the tops of all these old building as a passed. Within one block, I was struck simultaneously by three thoughts.
1) I positively adore old architecture. Easily ranks in the top 5 all my all-time favorite things. (Interest #2. I’m on a roll!)
2) I fell in love with and moved to this town because of all its fabulous old buildings.
3) Architecture is not quite enough to sustain a love affair. (A topic for a later date)
I have lived here for nearly 11 (OH MY GOD HOW IS THIS HUMANLY POSSIBLE) years now, and I saw a side of this 4-block town I’d never noticed before. I always recognized and felt the age of the buildings, but I never really took in all the fabulous details as I should have.
In honor of my minor mental breakthrough, I collected a few shots of the architectural tidbits I discovered (or re-discovered) this morning. Now I just need to get out of this town and discover what other tidbits the world has to offer.