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If someone asks me “What are you thinking about?”, I genuinely can’t answer them. It’s not that I’m thinking about nothing - it’s more that I’m thinking about everything. Once the question’s asked, what I’m thinking about is: how to answer; the various twists and turns that the interrogation could take; how the questioner will receive the answer; anything but what I was originally thinking about.

I think this is, in part, because I’m a very introvert person. Why do I find it so hard to express my feelings? I don’t know. I have feelings, but they’re internal, locked away. In some ways I like having my personality personal. It doesn’t do much for my relationship with others, though - particularly those closest to me.

Amazing Insignificant Events

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Twenty Seven thousand fans are packed into Red Rock, one of the best music venues in the world. The arena is carved from a mountain of giant red rocks. The sold out crowd is watching Ben Folds rock out on the piano.

I emerge from a backstage hallway right next to the front of the stage. A security guard stops me, but lets me pass when I point to my badge. "Working", it says. I'm not working.

In front of the whole crowd, I walk across the stage. Ben Folds lifts one of his hands from the piano, locks eyes, and waves at me. A little startled, I wave back.

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