Emotional alchemy. That's a typical Old Fossil subject - designed to make you think before you speak. Or not - I suppose it depends upon one's level of comfort seaking about personal chemistry and such.
I am essentially a shy, dumb jock gone to seed. Now I fancy myself something of an old curmudgeon. But - through the years there have been a few people with whom I had an almost instant connection. I'll briefly discuss a couple of them.
First up, of course, is my late wife Lynn. Love at first sight? Well if not that then it was certainly something very similar. The first time we met there was an instant connection. We were both jocks - me a football player and Lynn a gymnast at BYU. Unlike with other young ladies, conversation between us flowed like a river. There was genuine interest there and it lasted for 45 years. Not bad if I do say so myself.
The other person I want to briefly discuss is none other than the sage of Pune - Ramana. We have enjoyed an easy rapport from the time we met. Though coming from two very different cultures, Ramana and I hit it off immediately. We are somewhat similar in background - educated, widowed, we love music and movies and we both fancy a heated discussion. Though we handle discussions a bit differently, we love them. Ramana is ever the cool, calm rational fellow whilst I am more easily excitable. It makes for some interesting, fun times.
Emotional alchemy. Magic? Alchemy might imply that but it's really - to me - a matter of wanting to learn and a willingness to listen. At times logic dictates the emotions be ignored and reason take the lead. It might be nice if that were always the case but then we are people after all. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is much more common than one would hope.
Emotional alchemy. The chemistry class of life.
That's this weeks off-the-cuff shack take on the weekly LBC topic, See ya next week - same bat time, same bat channel.