Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.
I often feel like I am outside looking in.
Watching my students interact with undiscovered knowledge. I know that I am the one who began the process of investigating the new concepts, but I am always amazed at the inter-connections that are made as an unfamiliar concept begins to take shape.
Watching a mechanic work on my car. I am one of those people that make the car sounds to explain what is wrong with my vehicle. Thank goodness, I have almost always had a trusted hearing interpreter for a mechanic!
Watching a virtuoso at the piano. I had a great love for learning to play the piano before I fell in love with baseball. The skills were not there for me to have a future in either!
Watching a great athlete press on to complete an accomplishment never before mastered. I am more of a team player in sports. I love to compete. But the ability to compete is enough. I did not have the passion needed to pursue becoming a Number One at any sport.
I guess I love watching “A MASTER” at almost anything.
I am far more of a scatter-shot purist.
I have many loves.
Narrowing life down to only allow for one never seemed to be an option for me.
Written for The Daily Post: November 18, 2015.