Inside the Outside
I am reading a biography of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon, and I find myself fascinated by King and Simon, and unsure of Mitchell. I don’t know how much of this is preconception because my parents didn’t like Mitchell, so I am unfamiliar with her music and only have an idea of her as a dirty hippy, or if it’s because I don’t like squalor. So far, her part of the bio reads like greasy hair, filthy fingernails, and body odor. It also might have something to do with the fact that I have superimposed my friend Sheila over Carole King, so I like her even more. (It’s easy to turn Carole into Sheila because I imagine they have similar spunky, friendly, happy personalities. I also think both of them are quite stunning, though they look nothing alike.) I’ve always had a girl crush on Carly Simon, so there’s no surprise I am interested in her.
I am very interested in people who are driven to pursue one particular interest. It is impossible for me to narrow down my own likes into areas of expertise. If I could swallow a pill and become expert in an area, I would gobble them by the handful, but given the amount of time and energy it takes to be even remotely knowledgeable of a subject… Personally, I cannot make a meal of just one thing because there is so much else out there I want to taste. Well, I’m an expert at my son and my own motivations. That’s about it.
That is one of the nice things about parenting, for me. I get to dabble in things I’ve either forgotten, or didn’t get around to the first time. As Thor learns, I can relearn or explore whole new arenas of interest.
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