I was talking to Steve today. He had just gotten back from the eye Dr. and had to wear his sunglasses in our house because his eyes, were still dilated. He was telling me about an old cop story and as I listened, his voice faded away and I started just staring at him. It’s not that I’m not a good listener, because I am. However, I’ve grown up and old under the influence of ADD. It’s what made me so good at dispatching. I could work and hear everything going on around the rest of the room. Being distracted is my strength.
Anyway, he looked really cute, and I just started thinking about that instead of what he was saying to the point I picked up my phone and started taking pictures of him. He didn’t miss a beat with his story. Maybe he was wondering why I was doing that, but after living with me for a long while, I guess he’s just used to me doing a couple things at once. Or, he may just be used to me taking a picture in the middle of almost every conversation… no… well, maybe.
I’ve been known to yell out, “Look!” in the middle of a conversation. It only happens when it’s really good, like something is really shinny or the light is just perfect. I have friends that totally understand, usually. Mostly because ADD people tend to find other ADD people and most of my friends or family appreciate not missing that really shiny object or beautiful flash of a sunset.
While I move about my daily life I tend to see things that distract me. I am distracted almost all the time, it’s part of the way I function. I really think it’s what makes me see little moments during a photo shoot. I’m always looking.
It’s a weird day here today, and I was just looking around and realizing what I was seeing and I thought I’d share a couple of the things I saw today.