I’m the opposite of cool. Cool people aren’t supposed to get excited. And, I – I’m very easily excitable.
My wife laughs about it. Because she knows me so well, she knows how excited I get. And she’s quick to point it out. “You think that guy’s cool, don’t you?” That’s what she asks me when she sees I have a new man crush.
Or the other day at Starbucks, I was frantically trying to point out a guy in line that lived in the same apartment complex as us. She thought I was pointing out a celebrity because of how excited I was. Nah, just a random dude I saw in the hallway a few times. You might call me a bounding puppy dog of excitement at times. That would be accurate.
It’s not cool to be excited. Cool people let nothing affect them. Cool people watch a gorgeous sunrise and say, “Meh, I’ve seen better.” Cool people walk away from explosions without turning back to watch. Me, I’d be yelling, pointing, and jumping up and down with excitement. I can’t even imagine how excited I’d get to see an explosion…
But I don’t want to be cool. I don’t want to let beauty and amazement pass me by without stopping to look and absorb it. I want to be deeply affected by every single thing in my life and channel that into my art. I want to get excited because there’s so much to be excited about.
Are you easily excitable?