Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Wanderer

When I was in college, they called me "The Wanderer." I suppose I treasure alone time more than many and would occasionally be found off on my own during group activities. I like to remember it as being equally comfortable whether in a group or on my own. I'm not sure which mode is my default.

The other day, someone asked how many movies I had seen by myself in the theater. I had to admit that I have no idea. Too many to take note. What's wrong with that? I think the last movie I saw by myself was Slumdog Millionaire, while on a trip to Seattle.

With this as background, you can now likely better appreciate why I was so drawn to a passage that appeared in The Atlantic in 2003 called "Caring for Your Introvert." Jason Kottke recently reposted a link to the article and I'm glad he did. Introverts are an undeserved segment of the population. Don't mess with us. If you do, we're likely to go off to a quite place and write about our feelings.

Oh, and here's a photo of the kids.


Blogger Gramma Cyddie said...

I'm afraid you take a bit after both your parents! What's wrong with that!
Love the picture.

Sunday, May 31, 2009 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger mandi said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I will now shush.

Monday, June 01, 2009 3:49:00 PM  
Blogger Stine said...

I love seeing movies by myself. It is one of my guilty pleasures. I have even gone on a weekend night. And loved it. Some people think this is sad, but I think you are one of the few that can understand it. Thanks for the article.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 1:02:00 PM  

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