I’ve just taken delivery of a new car.
It’s the same as my old one. Same manufacturer. Same model. Same specification. Same colour. Sure a couple of minor details have changed as they have updated the styling, but essentially it’s the same car.
I’m really excited though. Strange how the smell of a new car is so good. I feel like a child at Christmas.
I’ve walked around it several times and lovingly stroked it or removed an imaginary blemish or tiny sign of dirt.
I’m driving carefully too – around a car park, at least. Strange because it’s the same shape and size, yet I’m being ultra cautious.
Given so little is different.
Given so little has changed.
Why is my behaviour so markedly altered?
How we respond to change. How our behaviour is connected to our thoughts – real or imagined. How our senses influence our reactions and our imagination. Weird, but very human.