...it's apparently my way to see things through this particular kaleidoscope.
People are no exception. Sometimes I say things hoping to get particular responses. For instance, I find great satisfaction when a well chosen phrase elicits the specific facial expression I was going for.
Then, I suppose, once I start doing that, research has become, well... play.
So be it.
I mean, maybe it's just me, but I'm thinking that, to make good art, we need both.