Let’s talk about passion. No, let’s not go in the direction you are thinking,……but it sure got your attention.
Let’s talk about the kind of passion that shows when someone talks about the theater, or music, their honey bees, rescuing animals, the railroad, history, vintage cars, gardening, quilting, teaching, writing, or books.
Passion is defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion caused by strong feelings or beliefs.
The first time I witnessed or even thought about passion was through a class I was taking called Ag in the Classroom. We had gotten to see many farms, but this particular one was father/son operated.
The son proudly showed the GPS driven tractor to our class and what it could do and what he didn’t have to. It was then the father’s turn. He told of a new irrigation system that was purchased after many years of trying to outsmart Mother Nature. He did not brag about the new system, but merely stated that life and crop outcomes were going to be a bit better and easier. Tensions were not going to run as high during those low to no moisture seasons, and in turn, could be spent with the other passion in his life….his wife, diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer’s, as the tears welled up in his eyes telling us their 50 year story.
Real passion isn’t heard. Real passion is shown.
The old cliché of actions speaking louder that words come into play here.
Storytellers show their passion for romance, mystery, or murder through their writing. You can feel their passion through the words they use.
I’ve been very passionate about buying best sellers at the end of every month and many take advantage of being the first to grab them from the shelf.
If you’re passion through town sometime, stop in!