Tuesday, October 10, 2006
I Need a New Obsession
I'm a bit restless. Though that is a constant feeling for me, I am not accustomed to not having a new 'thing' about which to be passionate. The new hobbies and interests I've developed over the past few months have settled into regular parts of my life, if somewhat neglected parts at times. I have no burning romance or crush on the horizon. I have a very full schedule, and active spiritual life (even if I haven't been to church recently), and a really incredible couple of friends. It's all great. But I'm missing obsessing (in a positive way) over something. I mean, we all need that little thing, temporary though it may be, to rev us up. Most look to a romantic conquest, but that's not the only path. Think of the artists and writers, chemists and archaeologists that lose days of sleep over their work. Maybe all I'm lacking is inspiration. If I find that inspiration, perhaps the obsession will come.
By the way, I love this picture for the fragrance. Most see an obsession as a dark, furtive thing, but here are all these bold, exposed people out in the light, not hiding or ashamed. I like that.