Recently I read that we need "enthusiasm" to feel alive - and I thought: Yeah, that's IT!
I have always been a person who easily falls in rapture about something.
Friends who influenced me were always people with a lot of energy.
The prototype was Roswitha, as I four years old, calling: "Tom, Didda, tom!" (she was not able to say "Come, Gitta, come!" - - but while I talked like a waterfall, she acted - she lured more timid Me into adventures (come to think of it: I lured, but she acted that out, pulling me behind her :-) .
And Atie - my best girl friend at school: glowing dark eyes, full of verve (my parents called that "exaltation" - and they might have had a point - some time after we had lost contact because in her eyes I was too "bourgeois" and I really grieved over that deeply - her parents, standing very high on the social ladder, had to start a search for her by Interpol, because she was trafficking cars to Libanon).
End of October they deactivate the fountain here on the Victoria-Luise-Platz - summer is over - but for me a fountain like that is rapture pure...
What about you, dear friend: what makes you enthusiastic, full of life, bursting with joy?
Waiting for your answer,
PS: The glowing evening sun above is taken through the window of my room with a bay window.