Sometimes I sit and wonder...(sometimes I just sit)

On hearing ‘Soon Forgotten’ by Deep Purple last night, I actually started wondering what it was that I was wondering about most. It’s a circle of thoughts, almost like a picture within a picture within a picture…
But still, I couldn’t help but wondering…

Firstly, I’m always wondering what other people are thinking… when observing a group in a conversation, I try to observe the body language and other clues of the person who is speaking. Why I do this, I do not know, but I do know I do it anyway. Is it a lack of trust in people? Is it a genetically transferred interest in basic psychology?

Secondly, the big question: what happens when we die? It almost seems pointless to think about it, because we will never know the answer…until we actually die (how’s this for light reading…) although, every time I see someone die on TV, I can’t help but wonder… Of course, I would like to believe that there is some form of reincarnation. Although, reincarnation- theorists claim that you never know who or what you were in a past life and that there is no way of knowing what you will be in a next one. I think though, that a talent is something which might be an evidence of reincarnation. For example: if I am a very good runner, which might be because I used to be a leopard in a previous life.

This brings me to my third most-wondered- about topic: talents. Sometime ago, I spoke to my aunt (who is a child- psychologist) about talents. Her opinion was that every person is born with a certain amount of talents; it’s just a matter of developing then right and at the right time. I think that my main talent would be my ability to learn new languages. Why would that be? Genetically, I have a very varied pool of talents: from my grandparents I could have inherited a sense of music, a feeling of language, medical knowledge and ability or diplomatic skills. Do I have any of those? I feel I have a very basic range of skills in all areas mentioned, although it might be that the linguistic feeling helps me in learning new languages, and so is therefore more present than the other ones. From my parents I should have gotten great mathematical skills and an analytic mind…Right, nothing so far…

Eventually, I keep wondering whether in a previous life, I might have been a tradeswoman, who had many connection all over the world and who had to know all those languages to beat the competition and therefore to be able to import the best from all corners of the world…

And now, I’m wondering what you are thinking when you read this…
I have come full circle…again…time to stop wondering and just sit…

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