“Brilliant” is a word I’m hearing a lot, during my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. People use it somewhat differently than what I’m used to, when I’m home in the United States.
Here are two recent examples:
Me: “I can pay for those tickets with this credit card.”
Me: “We’re done eating.”
More reasons I should move to Edinburgh! I love
- feeling like I’m brilliant and
- being told I am.
Before I’d make any decision to move here, though, I need to remember this: there’s no way of knowing whether all these people telling me I’m brilliant actually live in Edinburgh. There’s a good chance they do NOT, according to somebody who was talking to me and my son yesterday. This person (who, I seem to remember, also called me “brilliant”) told us that the population of Edinburgh DOUBLES during the Fringe Festival every August, because of all the visitors.
Now, I believe, is a brilliant time to show you some photos I took yesterday.
There’s a lot of brilliance to be found, here in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Many thanks to brilliant people everywhere, to those who express appreciation of brilliance, and to you — of course! — for brilliantly being here, today.