Friday, 9 January 2015
An Outside Shower Thought
I think it's something about having very little to focus on (wash hair, soap, water, rinse) or my body relaxing that allows my mind to wander, and sometimes come up with some very cool ideas.
I was out for a walk the other evening during my relaxing time off and my brain went into a sort of similar thought wander.
It was dark, I had some music in my ears, I didn't have my camera with me but I was paying attention to people's faces in the streetlamp light and I found myself realizing that people were also looking at me.
I generally don't notice this as without my glasses, I can't see you clearly until you're fairly close to me and it's considered odd to look that seriously at someone, but this night I had my glasses on due to it being dark so I could glance up or over at them much more easily. Plus, I was looking at the light on faces, and, well, I guess I was in my own little world and not minding "social norms" so much.
But then I started to wonder WHY people were looking at me.
I was looking at them to see what they looked like and if I would want to try to take their photo, but why were they looking at me?
Were they looking at me because I was looking at them? Were they looking at me because I looked funny? (It was cold, I had on a toque and a giant scarf and a big jacket.) Were they looking at me in a positive way? Negative way? Neutral way? Was everyone looking at me for a different reason?
Did that person just look to see who I was... and that one to see what I looked like... and that one because I was hogging the sidewalk... and that one because they're grumpy and wondering why I was staring at them?
It's a weird thing when you start to (over) think about it.
Why do we look at certain people and what are are thoughts?
Or are there even thoughts?
I don't know...
(I wonder if being able to read minds would be awesome or horrible anyway...) (See? Shower thought!)