Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hobbyist


Anyone who has a hobby they're really intense and impassioned about will understand this. They'll understand the sometimes irrational attention we lavish on our hobbies, investing time, finances, and emotional capital.

I love wine. Have I made that clear enough? It's this pervasive, consuming passion to not only read and learn about it, but to taste and experience all that the wine world has to offer. I know I'm a bore - get me started on wine, and I can go on and on about such fascinating topics as soil composition, fermentation techniques, and the merits of different types of wine glasses. I can sit and stare at my wines (above photo) for hours - no lie.

What is it about wine? I don't think
I can answer that, to be truthful. I've had fleeting fascinations with a wide variety of things - Chinese art and calligraphy, guitar, illustrating, interior design, clothing........but these things have come and gone. Of course, I still maintain an interest, but nothing more than dabbling. Wine has become a constant, a dominating subject matter that I want to cultivate. I want to be known not as the "wine guy" but someone able to spread wine's joy and pleasure.

Is that good justification for my
wine spending?

2 comments:

  1. hobby...addiction...call it what you like

    i think you've inspired me to write an entry

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  2. At least it's not a gambling addiction. Lol, or a porn addiction.

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