Okay, so I didn’t really explain what I’ve been doing the past few days. So for my regular readers, a little catch up and explanation: One of the most common frustrations for bloggers is sitting down at the computer and wondering “What am I going to blog about?” So, there are all of these “blogging challenges” out there which attempt to help bloggers break out of their writers block. I’ve never done one, though my daughter Taylor has done a few and I thought they were fun. So, I chose one in particular to try.
So…. the question “What kind of person attracts you” at first strikes me as a simple “what are the physical traits that visually attract you?” But, the question is so much larger than that. If we’re simply talking physical appearance, then I’d point you to my wife and best friend, to whom I’m very much attracted in the physical sense. She always reminds me of the lyrics to a little known song by Jackopierce:
“And that girl over there, she’s got mahogany hair,
and eyes of sweet amethyst.”
But attraction is so much more than physical, and the things that attract me to my wife in a broader sense are the same things that attract me to friends and acquaintances of all types. I think what attracts me to people is a certain measure of life that reveals itself in curiosity, contemplation, appreciation, and adventure. People I’m attracted to enjoy life in both the micro and the macro. They are people with whom you can sit down to dinner and still be sitting there in rapt conversation four hours later. They laugh much and feel deeply. Their world is so much bigger than themselves.