I couldn't tell you why I have more success in September and October. I suppose the cooling down ignites something more fiery inside of me? I just love the transition from summer to winter and that's why I suppose I love the feel of autumn. It's like you know you have find someone quick before winter gets so you'll have someone to snuggle up with
Funny you should say that about autumn, because one way or another I'm thinking this will be my first year of fully listening to (and having more appreciation for) autumnal Brahms
. Then, as it gets colder perhaps I'll move on to Martinu. Finally for Xmas, it'll be shared between Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
As for my big mouth, I don't know how Sarge got his (or if he was simply born with it
) but mine started when I was about 16. My boss at the studio I worked in used to ask if I'd finished all I had to do for the day and if I said yes he'd hand me a camera and say "40 exposures (we rolled our own) go stand outside and photograph people". My first year or so went like this -
*Nervously approaches a passerby and mumbles* "Uh...'scuse me but uh...my boss sent me down here because he's a photographer up there *point to studio* and er...I'm learning to be a photographer and um...he said I've to take photos of people who I don't know and so can I take your photo please but it's okay if you don't want me to "
My big mouth develops and one year later -
*Sings to self and approaches a passerby - most often a woman and says*"Hello. My name's Nik and I'm a photographer - and you look great. So I'd like to take your photo right now. How you feel about that?"
Then again, while stopping short of being that guy
who talks to everyone he passes and is always happy - too happy
- I've often a word for people I meet. If an old lady and her dog are walking through the park I say hello to them both, individually. And it's cool if a pretty girl walks past and you can say "That's a lovely colour" sincerely about something she's wearing, without hitting on her. Even a guy walking past in a suit gets a nod that says "You look sharp".
And the best thing is, when people know you're genuine then more often than not it comes back at you as a smile or the person walking a little taller or something. It's cool.
e: yeah, so get a big mouth.