Okay friends, I’m usually a bit shy about answering personal questions on someone else’s blog, or even reposting someone’s blog. I’m still finding my way with all this, just claiming my writer’s voice and finally mustering the nerve to share my heart. Maybe, too, it’s my lack of tek savvy—I don’t want to misrepresent anyone else’s work, or bring my mistakes to near them…
But Abbie has nudged me like a good writing colleague to share my responses to her blog here, on mine, so I’m giving it a whirl. The questions below can be found at the following link:
Ready? Here we go.
Q1. What are you wearing? Well, it’s about 9 in the morning…you caught me…still in my jammies and robe, getting ready to change for yoga practice.
Q2. Have you ever been in love? Oh yes…still am with the man I married 39 years ago.
Q3. Have you ever had a terrible break-up? Nothing I couldn’t get over.
Q4. How much do you weigh? Too much I’m afraid, but I’m working on it.
Q5. Do you have any piercings? Not any more I’m not much for jewelry.
Q6. Do you have any tattoos? No, but two of my grown children find tattoos a real means for expressing their artistic sides…and I’m okay with that.
Q7. How long does it take you to shower? Depends…
Q8. Have you ever been in a physical fight? No,thank goodness.
Q9. What turns you on? The miracles of Life and Love evident all around us…sun breaking through misty clouds, a child’s embrace, kindness between people…so many things!
Q10. What turns you off? Prejudice and racism, greed and selfishness, and the little hurts people inflict on one another without even thinking, or attempting to heal them afterward.
Q11. Do you prefer loud or soft music? I like Classical music best, which is certainly a mixed bag.
Q12. Do you have a favorite quote? Yes, it’s a twist on Descarte’s “I think, therefore I am”, by a poet named Paul Lavery, I think: “Sometimes I think, and sometimes I am.” So remarkable to honor the brilliant reality of Being…without all the baggage of human ego.
Q13. What’s your biggest fear? Big water terrifies me…you know, the ocean, a river, the deep end of a pool. I don’t know where this came from, but someday I hope to conquer at least the swimming pool.
Q14. What’s the last thing that made you cry? Hard to pin down since I don’t shrink from shedding tears over a moving song, favorite line in a movie, or a sweet long-distance conversation with my parents.
Q15. Who was the last person you spoke to? Probably Ari, my retired guide dog who likes to snore beneath my desk as I write. And yes, he is a person.
Q16. What are the three qualities in a best friend? The ability to laugh at oneself, kindness, loyalty…my husband in a nutshell.
Q17. Do you like your name? Most days.
Q18. If you could pick your own name, what would it be?Something like singing child…because that’s how I generally feel.
Q19. What makes you happy? Times with family, writing/reading good poetry, sharing a sunbeam with my retired guide dog, Ari.
Q20. What are five random facts about you?
I don’t like ice cream.
I love windy days, and on such days, you are likely to find me standing in our garden, my long hair flying, smiling up to the sky. Cats make me a little nervous…they’re so superior.
I learned Braille at the age of 30 so I could read to my four kids. Five is my favorite number.
Q21. Is there any religious persuasion? I believe in Life, and Love, and Divine Goodness which embraces all Creation, and continually invites us to join in blessing the world and its inhabitants…in a kind of Jewish framework.
Q22. Have you ever given or received a hicky?*blush* I was engaged.
Q23. What do you think about the most? How to spend each day in a meaningful way…whether writing, interacting with family members and friends, doing household tasks, teaching my remaining Hebrew students.
Q24. Is there someone you really hate right now? Oh, no…such a waste of time and good energy.
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You are a doll, thanks!
What a fine job you did and I did enjoy this very much.
I will eat your share of ice cream.
Thanks, Patty! Yes, help yourself to my ice cream…hugs to you, and many blessings!
Way to go, Joan. I’m glad you took my advice and posted your answers here.
Thanks for the nudge, my friend!
What a wonderful post – your answers to all the questions is SO LOVELY, singing child with rainbows in her hair – dancing in the breeze of sheer goodness. i love you! 🙂
Thank you, my darling Krishnapriya…I love you! And your name for me delights me to the core. Always grateful to find you here…blessings galore, dear friend!
Glad to have met you here
Welcome, Sunith, I am delighted to find you here…love finding you elsewhere also.
There is a time for everything I guess, Joan.
…and yet there is only this moment. Nice to meet you.
True… Same here