Dear Dottie et al.~
Rob: Oh dear, my generation gap is showing - ta for the sadly necessary translation :( Pity, a tatt-map of that well known Scottish town would have been an unusual conversation piece to say the least :)
Also I have no scar on my brow, the comparison would never have occurred to me -um.
The stairs at my Nain's always fascinated me as inset into the boards of the first landing beside the carpet runner were 2 glass covered holes that let light into the cupboard.
Dottie: BTW you can now get a tatt, that in conjunction with a special set of spectacles, becomes a playable piano keyboard device (though not a full keyboard or soundboard I guess). I'd predict that in a few years the glasses won't be necessary either.
On another matter I'm answering you here with my 2¢ worth for the reason above, even if not the expected place.
For me that would be the wrong question. I'd have to ask would I like being a whatever - in my case policeman, educator and so on. All the rest follows from that. Also in those vocations I found it was rapport and sense, not HD's, that made it a success - insofar as it was one.
That being said there were always some sorts of people that I could never relate to and interact with.
Doing well in my training - which I most certainly did - allowed my to get into the areas I wanted, but from then on loomed less large, though of course it did have to continue.
If my occupations had not been a constant personal reward and reason to want to get up early each day I'd have been discontent and wanted to move on. I would also have found it much more difficult to put in the effort I did.
As always I listened - to Låpsley's Hurt Me this time, which was as you said sad, one reviewer said: It's bitter because it speaks so plainly to the pain of watching a relationship bleed out; and yet so sweet.
While that could be quite right, an alternative interpretation might be lack of trust - dunno, getting a bit deep here.
Electronic music is, for me, as valid as any other. Robert Moog's synthesizer was invented when my tastes were mainly classical and rock so it fit in very well with the latter. I might have mentioned I like Vangelis who is always knee-deep in keyboards.
Talking of Vangelis, I'm listening to his Tears in Rain -the background version without the voiceover monologue. It tries to capture a person's life experiences washing away like tears in the rain as their life is over. Again sad.