When I awoke today suddenly nothing happened
But in my dreams I slew the dragon
And down this beaten path
And up this cobbled lane
I'm walking in my own footsteps once again
-Colin Hay

Last night, I went for a long, long walk. I had nothing else to do, so I stepped outside, chose a road and started walking. I had no music. I had no one with me. I had a small notepad, a pen, my wallet and my cell phone. I walked away from Tennoji for over an hour. I had no destination in mind, and I found none. I had never been that far down that road before, and I doubt I'll go there again. I had a lot of time to spend inside my head and the only conclusion I came to was that I really need to learn to ride a bike, if only so my exploratory journeys can cover more ground.

And still this emptiness persists
Perhaps this is as good as it gets
When you’ve given up the drink and those nasty cigarettes
Now I leave the party early at least with no regrets
I watch the sun as it comes up I watch it as it sets
Yeah this is as good as it gets

-Colin Hay

After finally deciding that I would find nothing of interest, no matter how far I walked, I turned around and started back for home, making strategic stops at convenience stores to buy large cans of beer, if only to keep my feet from screaming at me for the entire walk back. I don't know if it was the beer, or the general rule that the trip back is always faster than the trip there, but I made it back to Tennoji in under an hour. I put more faith in the rule of the trip back though, because it makes perfect sense. If you are walking somewhere you've never been before, you are more tentative, you go slower in order to look around you and learn your surroundings. On the way back, you know the path, at least basically. You have landmarks to guide you and familiarity to give you confidence to move faster.

Thoughts running round my head today
Times from the past popping up where they’re from I don’t know
Reminiscing my cares away
Wishing I could go back and change the points that were low
Till I’ve realised what life’s meant to be

Photographs lost in time are all I see
A pointless nostalgic;
That’s me
That’s me

-Jamie Cullum

I've been giving myself more time in my head these days. It doesn't always produce anything of worth. A lot of the time, it's just the same circular path that I've traveled so many times before. But it is movement. That is the important thing. As long as I can keep myself moving, body and mind, I know that I'll end up somewhere. The memes have faith in me. I'm not sure the comparisons are accurate, but it gives me something to shoot for.

33% Extroversion, 80% Intuition, 55% Emotiveness, 80% Perceptiveness
You are an artist, an aesthete, a sensitive, and someone who has never really let go of that childlike innocence. To you, all of life has a sense of wonder in it, and the story of Orpheus was written about someone just like you.

When the Argo passed the island of the Sirens, Orpheus played a song more beautiful than the Sirens to prevent the crew from becoming enticed. When his wife died, he ventured into the underworld to charm Hades but, in his naivete, he looked back becoming trapped there.

You can capture your unique world view and relate it to others with the skill of a master storyteller. Your sensitivity and creativity make you a treasure to the human race, but your thin-skinned nature and innocence can cause you a lot of disenchantment and pain. What's doubly unfortunate is that, if you try to lose those traits, you never will, and everyone will be able to tell that you're putting up an artificial shell to prevent yourself from being hurt.

Famous people like you: Hemingway, Shakespeare, Mr. Rogers, Melville, Nick Tosches
Stay clear of: Icarus, Hermes, Atlas

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on Extroversion

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You scored higher than 99% on Intuition

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You scored higher than 99% on Emotiveness

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You scored higher than 99% on Perceptiveness
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