Almost a decade ago now, my favorite teacher of all time gave me some unique insight into how I was/am perceived at times. She had said, “Alonzo, you tend to intimidate people.” Me being curious, I asked how so, and she continued with, “No one knows what you’re thinking.” I replied, “I can see that.” That was an eye-opening statement and has been said in similar fashions in other interactions with people.
Now I’ve always liked thinking, wondering, and imagining things in general. I’m hardly ever bored because I’ll retreat to my inner thoughts through observation, or I’ll mull over some problem I’m trying to solve.
What’s an Enigma
Merriam-Webster defines an enigma as:
- something hard to understand or explain
- an inscrutable or mysterious person
Mysterious is a word some people have described me as, especially those who’ve gotten to know me. Being mysterious is more of a by-product of something my parents taught my sis and me. That was to be well-rounded people—my natural reaction is to observe and I tend to give off a mysterious vibe. If there’s one thing that frustrates me, it’s when people try to put me in a box. I believe people have so much more depth than just what’s presented on the surface.
Welcome to my Inner World
I’m in the process of building anticipation for a project I’ve been working on for almost a decade now. It incorporates my passion for telling stories. Heavily influenced by the Bible, history, authors like C.S. Lewis (favorite author), J.R.R. Tolkien, Anime, and games. I hope you enjoy the content and join me for the journey. It’s going to be fun.