And I don’t mean reading. Yes, this is the book I’m reading but the hobby I’m talking about isn’t reading.
I’ve always had an interest in crime. If I was a different person I probably would have grown up to be a cop or a prosecutor. I have a very strong sense of right and wrong and I always champion the hero, the good guy who protects the rest of us.
I can’t really pinpoint the first time I knew the horrible things that one person can do to another. My family included not just a cop who told stories around the dinner table at holidays but also two great uncles (one on each side) who were murdered. It leaves a shadow in your life when a murder goes unsolved and it’s really hard to get out of that shadow when there are two unsolved murders in your family.
I often spend my knitting time listening to a true crime podcast and if I’m reading a book instead of knitting it’s most likely true crime. My preference used to be solved crimes. I liked knowing that the bad person was punished. Knowing that some people got a resolution. Now I spend most my time immersed in unsolved crime. I think about the victim, their family and the tiny details of the crime. I hope for resolution.
Do you have a different sort of “hobby” too?