I am blessed with a great sense of direction. Today I am going to my favorite gathering of the year Earthspirit’s “Rites of Spring”. And for most people, if you go somewhere once a year you have to remember directions. For me though I remember all the turns and major landmarks in my head. It’s one of my freak skills.
I definitely got it from my father, who worked doing lawn care for many years and pretty much knew the entire map of greater Princeton/Montgomery in his head. Since his brain cancer and brain surgery in 2008 his directional sense is gone. His internal map is gone. It’s odd to see, there are many changed when part of your frontal lobe is removed to take out the cancer. He is a medical miracle, but he’s different. And now he needs GPS. TomTom can be a very good thing.
Do you have any freak skills?