I am writing stuff in a letter to Mr H., and some of it I would probably also write about on here, but then by the time he gets my letter he'll already know about it, and you know how boring repeats are (unless they are particularly funny or have hot people in them).
So now I'm wondering what the hell to talk to you about, that I wouldn't put in a letter?
Well, I could talk about the question of how much our adult personality and behaviour has been changed and influenced by our peers. As I hinted at the other day, without those special people we spend time with, would we still be the people we are? how can we know without a 'control' version of ourselves who didn't meet those people, with which to compare?
I think that the time I have spent with Mr H. has had a massive effect on my self-confidence, my personality and my behaviour. But I only have my 19 year old self to compare with. Maybe if I'd married someone else and was a bullied mother of 7 children who got into trouble if dinner's not on the table at 6.30pm, I'd be a mouse. Or maybe not. I know it's an ugh-word, but the subject of 'empowering' keeps coming up in my life at the moment, and that's how I feel about the influence of Mr H and my other adult peers who I choose to spend time with.
I was thinking about the film Sliding Doors and it's a strange feeling that there may be however many more of me in parallel universes, living parallel lives... would I want one of their lives? Honestly, I don't think so (and I'm not just saying that because my man is reading!).
Talking of quantum mechanics, I keep coming across Max Planck recently. First I discovered numerous Max Planck Institutes (I'm sure I've mentioned the Institute for Psycholinguistics before) and now his name keeps popping up in stuff I'm reading. I don't read Hello magazine or Cosmo, which probably explains it. Not only did he have a cool real name, but he was a Nobel Prize winner in 1918, and one of his sons was executed for playing a part in the failed attempt to kill Hitler.
So anyway, blogging - where was I.....?