Thursday, March 25, 2010

As Rilke said to the young poet: Live the questions.

Delving into the spiritual essay genre I ran across this Q & A in the back of the April Body & Soul magazine posed to author Anne Lamott. The questions were pretty standard and I loved her answers. Which prompted me to add my own, since its usually all about me anyway. Here goes:

My favorite moment of the day is:
early morning with my first cup of coffee and a big window to watch from

If I could say one thing to myself 20 years ago: Relax, you can do it.

The lesson I keep learning over and over:
I need to erase the tape running in my head...again.

What scares me the most: dying

No one know I: still get crushes

Unhealthiest meal: cream cheese by the block

Personal philosophy: open the door for the person behind me

I don't feel healthy when I: eat way too many sweets and pity

Proudest moment in my career: seeing my work on paper

My father always told me: you'll never amount to anything

My mother was right about: cats ARE wonderful

My mother was wrong about: just giving up

The movie I watch when I want to laugh is: Trains, Planes & Automobiles

I always feel saner when I: have walked in nature, talked to my daughters, done a crossword, listened to music, written something and looked up at the sky at least once

Home means: my nest

Whole living means: watching, listening, being grateful, petting an animal

Your turn!


Daryl said...

Love your answers .. I will try to do this over the coming weekend ...

i beati said...

I will do this.. soon sandy loved the answers provocative..

jabblog said...

This kind of Q & A sometimes opens old wounds so well done for answering the Qs.

Snap said...

April issue of Body and Soul ... I should have known you'd be reading when I was! :D :D :D

Cloudia said...

well said

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