“Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing.”
― Charles Bukowski
A man of passion.
I can never decide if I am passionate about something. When I was chasing my career, people assumed that I was passionate about the work when, really, I was simply very good at doing it.
However, I do admit to being ‘deeply interested’ in some things. You can all it a passion if you choose. I define them by knowing that if I found someone else with similar intesests; I’d buy them a drink and talk their ear off.
My Deep Interests:
The music of David Bromberg
The poetry of Charles Bukowski
The choreography of Jiri Kylian
The Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton
The World of Warcraft
The Old West (say 1830 to 1875)
Those are my passions.
Why I bring this up is that by having the above, I am honored to be the audience of someone who has a passion and would love to have the chance to expound. If you were a fan of Indian Motorcycles; I’d have all sorts of questions to get you going. I’d love to learn about Wagner opera and knitting. People love gardening, something I can’t imagine but they know all about it and are willing to teach me (ALL about it!).
One time I sat in a coffee shop in 1972 and this guy told me the entire Lord of the Rings story. It took about two hours, three pots of coffee and one fat joint.
(Scary music soundtrack) We have a christian in our guild. We had no idea for weeks and weeks, he ‘behaved’ himself. But one night he mentioned it and I began to draw him out.
People began dropping from vent; click, click, click.
They didn’t want to hear it, I don’t blame them. However we ended up with four people on vent well into the night, letting this guy go off.
I loved it.
I’d leave him talking and go get two beers at a time. I’d come back and he’s still going. Mercy.
I told him that I felt that christians have a bad rap because they are one of the few religions that feel the need to foist their shit onto everyone else. If you say you are a christian, most people will step back; wary.
But, my main point is that I really enjoyed giving this guy an opportunity to revel in his field. If you are passionate about something, I am willing to listen.
I might even learn something.