Hogwarts Houses

I find it really interesting the way that people say which Hogwarts House they’re in with such certainty. Like, the same way they say their zodiac sign or their Myers-Briggs type. It’s not even “If I lived the Harry Potter books I would be…” It’s just “Well, since I’m a Gryffindor…”.
And, by interesting, I mean actually pretty weird.
Of course, I would think that, being a Neutral Good, ENFP, Team Instinct, Slytherin, Gemini who was born in the year of the Metal Rooster.


Something you’ll learn about me is that, more often than not, I have no idea why I like something.  Generally, I’m pretty good at self-analysis.  I’m good at figuring out why I’m sad or angry.  I’m good at figuring out my motivations and, usually, calling myself on my bullshit.  But I’ve never been good at determining why particular works of art or pieces of music touch me more than others.

Nighthawks may well be my second favorite painting of all time.  Perhaps it’s the atmosphere it conveys; perhaps it’s because it feels like there’s a story just waiting to be told.  Maybe it’s just because this is my favorite type of restaurant (IE: local, small, utterly unfancy).

I’m sure a trained critic could go on about the choice of colors or the angle of our view or the somewhat ambiguous nature of these characters.  All I know is that I feel a connection to this piece.  That’s enough for me.