So I travel. A lot.
I’m blessed to be able to live a bit of the bohemian life style so I participate in art shows all over the country. Some of the events are high-end museum shows while others are rocking music festivals or community events. As such, I meet an enormous cross section of Americans.
It is always interesting what sells from one show to the next. I may go to 10 shows and no one looks at a particular original or print and then in one show sell a half dozen in a weekend.
You just never know.
What is more fascinating to us is how people react when you say “hello.” At some shows a “hello” will run people out of the booth – they don’t want to talk to anyone. In other regions, if you give them space they think you are ignoring them.
And don’t even get me started on how different parts of the country perceive the art of negotiation. We won’t get into that here.
Which is why I find this article so interesting. It tries to quantify and qualify the “mood” of a state.