a reply to: Profusion
Well lets see...
One of my friends has a medical implant, whose purpose is sending interference signals to interrupt and disrupt signals sent from a damaged nerve in
his back, to his brain. Without the implant, he would be in crippling pain. He has to have his implant retuned every now and again, but essentially he
is a cyborg now. He has to charge the implant up every day to ensure it remains functional. The alternative to this would have been a constant
reliance on pain medication of STAGGERING strength, for as long as his body could tolerate its presence in his system, followed, one would assume, by
He also plays bass guitar in a local band, and is aside from these things, a real stand up guy. In fact, saying all that, I have about six friends
who play in bands, and most of them have fantastic stories and attitudes to creativity which really make me smile, and they have hobbies besides. One
of them is a mechanic by trade, but also collects swords and bayonets ranging in style from the medieval to the Second World War era, and spends his
spare time traveling around the country in his modified, matt black, Vauxhall Corsa, visiting ancient battle sites, castles, and places of historical
importance. He also writes fantastic lyrics.
I also know a person who is a professional Viking. That is to say, that she rocks up to schools in traditional norse garb, and explains what the life
and times of the norsefolk were like, with all the equipment, shield, ax, sword, all on display, and used as props to demonstrate certain things about
life in the ancient days. Thats pretty interesting.
My cousin is qualified to fit, maintain, and tinker generally with X-Ray machinery, and is a physics whizz. He can also locate Mars in the night sky
faster than most people can find fresh underwear. Hes a very interesting guy, and probably the person in my extended family with whom I have the most
in common from the perspective of our interests and hobbies.
But here is the thing. I do not hang out with boring people. There are things I find interesting about all the people I know. My best friend is
interesting to me, because for all that she has been into Wicca, but now identifies as largely atheistic, she is one of the most Christian people I
know, in terms of how she treats human beings. That might not interest many people, but it interests me. Everyone I know has their quirks, their very
own identifying habit, ideal, principle, or component. If they did not, I would not be able to stand them for a moment.