I wrote something in the Colosseum about a person’s subconscious motivations. One of the gals called it “extremely sophisticated thinking”. I responded, “When you spend your life in the shadow, guess who is illuminated?”
It made me think of John Hiatt, singing about people he met on the high plains of the Kansas /Colorado border:
“…those high plains people, they’re different somehow
you spent your life leaning into a hard wind, I guess you’re less likely to take a bow…”
If you want to know who you’re dealing with, ask yourself what they’ve spent their life doing. If you have worked on cars for three decades, you’re going to know your way around a motor. If you’ve farmer all your life, you’re going be steeped in this. I live and work in the shadow, or what I call, the dirty grave. You don’t think I’m slackin’, do ya?
What have you done or been involved with all your life?