I was researching USB microphones on my MacBook yesterday afternoon when, unnoticed by me, the wall behind our desk suddenly took on a brilliant pink hue. My wife, ever more observant than her hyper-focused husband, pointed it out.
“What’s the Sunset look like?”
Now, when I’m typically in hyper-focus mode I get annoyed when someone jogs me back into reality. It takes me several heartbeats to readjust and be comfortable with the existence of other humans 1. The word “Sunset,” on the other hand, meant the possibility of pictures. So I really never came back to reality, I simply shifted from one hyper-focus to another.
I stood up, took one look out the window, shrieked like a little kid on Christmas, and grabbed my camera 2. The light was quickly dying in the Winter afternoon so I quick opened my window, hung out and took some photos. It was a great way to end a stressful day 3. I also turned this image into a vector, which I’ll be uploading to OpenClipArt later today.