"If someone asks you to turn the volume down — don’t. There was a reason why it was that loud in the first place."-Me
In your head, you never stop thinking.
You’ve got a keen awareness of what you do: walking, thinking… people ask you to be spontaneous but you don’t even know the meaning of this request. You’ve got great projects, but you find nobody that could help you to accomplish them. You don’t know how to value yourself, but you are very good at valuing the others.
Sometimes, you feel clever. Occasionally, you feel brilliant. But you quickly reject this idea, you cannot feel it’s you, because you are far from the pretension that this idea drives. Nevertheless, most of the times you end up by feeling that you are incapable, stupid, or even mad. Most of all, you feel abnormal.
For you, your computer is too slow. For your friend or your colleague, it’s right enough and you go too fast. You can hardly make a detailed outline or it requires to you a profusion of energy. Once you have it and you start writing the essay, you realize that the first part may be also the last, and the second one, the third one: your work deeply evolves while you are doing it.
You are blocked on a problem and you cannot solve it. You walk round and round. Finally, you go for a walk outside and suddenly it makes “plop” in your head and you have got the solution, everything becomes obvious.
You feel that your thoughts are a mess and you jump from one subject to the other. You do, did or expect to do many things so people may blame you for you “instability”, for not ending what you start to do.
If you go for travelling, it’s for opening your mind and take contact with other cultures. Anyway, it’s never for avoiding your everyday life.
Sometimes, you get angry with people: for you it’s an obvious thing and “we have to do it this way, it’s so simple”. But they do a different way and you don’t understand why.
Talking “about the weather” doesn’t interest you. The valuable talks are only the ones that have a real topic and that you can debate about: you like talking. Arguing is always a pleasure.
You feel interested in many fields without necessarily practising them and you don’t have a single passion but several ones. Basically your hobbies are eclectic.
You are hypersensitive, sometimes touchy and you feel concern by everything. You have deep empathy with people and animals.
You learn fast and you have a good memory. You can remember details or events that occurred many years before. You’ve got imagination and during your childhood, you made up legends and stories in which you saved the world.
You get used to doing many things at the same time and you need to work on several projects, and thoughts. If you are truly interested in a topic, you can move mountains. Otherwise you postpone the job.
You are perfectionist because you know you can do better and better. You don’t talk about “perfection”; you talk about “realism”.
In your daily life, you have a great ability to reach the conclusion, to get over the details, to cut out the stops to reach your goal faster. You are intuitive and you know you can follow your instinct.
You feel like you are unconventional, like the viewer of a show you cannot understand. What may be obvious for you is not for the others. You are worried about losing your references and your trust in yourself.
All these things make you different.
Now you think that everyone has got the same features but no, they only have few of them. You’ve got almost all of them: that’s the difference.”
And after a 30 year long break, he decides to pick back up the pencil. I’m not going to lie ~ I’m in awe.
Last summer: 3 friends, 11 countries, 44+ days, 38,000 miles and 1 minute.
Frédéric Bourret is a largely self-taught artist, whose talents were developed during his time residing in New York. It was there that he perfected his style of capturing astonishing sights using unique perspective and geometries.
—Norman Vincent Peale [1898-1993]