Sunday night finds me on my bed/couch watching Love, Actually. I’m only about 20 minutes in, so the waterworks haven’t started yet.
On my drive here from the house earlier, I was struck with a very strange thought that has been bouncing around since then. I was trying to pinpoint what exactly I was feeling; what is the difference, I wondered, between guilt and sadness? How do we know when we are angry and not just frustrated?
It all suddenly seemed so bizarre to me. Emotions are really nothing more than electrical synapses and chemical reactions. How did we name them? How did society decide that a specific set of chemicals are “sadness”? And then I was wondering if sadness feels different to other people.
I know that we say that people react differently. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, and some people stoically accept their emotions. Is it that they are reacting differently, or is it that these emotions actually feel different, too?
I don’t know if this is going to help me. I just know that this line of thought has really intrigued me.
And given my lack of crafting, or blogging about crafts, for the past…almost year now, I figure I should change the title of this blog soon. Still a polymath, sure, and maybe not just yet. Maybe this blog is really about my journey back to crafting?
I don’t know. I don’t have answers to any of these questions. But then I suppose that’s kind of the point to life, right?