So I’m not actually sure what my very first one would be, so I will say something high school so I can actually remember—not too far back—and that would be photography. There’s a person too, but I’ll tell you about photography ‘cause that has gone on longer than that person.
So I think the thing that marked it being really, like, really incredible to me was just how lost you can get in the activity. So I don’t know if you guys know about the whole flow concept, but it’s where you get so into it you completely lose track of time. And then there’s a magic to it where, if you go into the dark room and you start out with this white piece of paper and you expose it, you put it in the chemicals, and it just…this image appears and it’s always a surprise.
You’re never know quite sure what it’s going to be like, and there’s always something that… it’s sustaining because it’s new every single time. Every time you go out you’re seeing different things. You might
experience different things every time you go into the dark room. Every time you get stuff, you know, you look at what you actually did it’s a great. It’s like a renewing thing.
I was in California in a town called Colfax—very, very, very, very small—and our art class for high school photography—we had a dark room there. So that kind of started it and it’s been kind of off and on a little bit through college and everything—but definitely…