I am going to attempt to describe something that is probably indescribable. Ever since I was a little girl, I have noticed a physical sensation in my throat. It feels kind of like a glow, like a little germ of happiness. It tickles a little. I get it for various reasons.
I first remember noticing when I was showing my friend Darcy my grandfather’s coin collection. I think then that I got it that time because I felt proud that the collection was so interesting. Might only have been interesting to me.
I have noticed as an adult that I most often get it when I am showing a student something that interests me and find they are interested, too. It sort of a “sharing” feeling, I guess.
I don’t just get it when I’m sharing something, and I don’t always get it each time I share something. I have noticed that I also get it when I feel proud, but not as often as I do when I’m sharing.
It’s the best feeling in the entire world. I don’t really know what it is, and I can’t manufacture the circumstances under which it happens, but when it does, I am usually able to sustain it as long as I like.
Anybody else know what I’m talking about? Anyone know what it is?