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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May: Unusual Behavior

Each of the characters has an eccentric behavior - Dika holds her red glass, Angel carries his box, Sophie squeezes lime juice . . . Do you or someone you know have unusual behaviors? What might be some deeper reasons behind the behaviors?



6 comments:

Little Willow said...

I'm wired differently that others. I associate everything with something else (in fact, rarely just one connection, but rather many - many) and words are a constant in my life. I see numbers and patterns everywhere. I look for signs, for hope, for brightness. I am always, always thinking. Even when I'm not speaking or singing out loud, I'm doing so in my head. I'm rarely quiet and even more rarely still. Everything means something to me. Everything.

Melissa Walker said...

I still have to sleep with a teddy bear at night when my boyfriend is out of town. It's like I need that comfort. I guess it's a pretty transparent "unusual behavior" but it's a big thing for me!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Ohhh. Nothing comes to mind immediately. I will watch myself for unusual behavior.

I always wonder if I have a ton and NO ONE tells me. :~)

Shelf Elf said...

I dance in the car... is that unusual?

But only when I'm a passenger!

I'm talking serious grooving people...

Laura Resau said...

Of all the unusual behaviors to engage in, dancing in the car ranks up there as one of the coolest, Shelf Elf! I hope to pass you on the highway someday...

I don't even know where to begin with my numerous unusual behaviors over the years (many of which Sophie shares, of course)... I went through a phase as a kid where I was terrified of the possibility of getting locked in places, so I avoided closing any doors, ever (which made, um, going to the bathroom tricky). I think I was going through a stressful time in my life-- I'd recently been bitten by two Dobermans. (Weird how that works... I adore dogs, but airplane bathrooms still make me nervous!)

The bright side of having personal experiences with odd fears and behaviors is that I can give them to my characters, and hopefully make the characters feel more alive and three-dimensional and unique. As a writer, I've learned that the things I've considered major flaws about myself throughout my life can be transformed into writing material... and I'm grateful for this!

Okay, enough psychoanalysis for the day... ;)

Silence is Golden, But Ducktape is Silver said...

I remember once a friend of mine noticed that when I walk sometimes I do this little skip-hop thing.

I never noticed...but its true.