Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Do You Really Want To Know More??

I'm glad to be back!  Or am I assuming too much in thinking that someone actually noticed I was gone last week??  

Well, our family went on a week-long vacation to Disney World and it was just pure fun! Hot, sticky and crowded, but nonetheless fun and over all, a lovely, lovely time with my family.  But I will hold off on talking about that one for now.  I still have a ton of pictures to upload anyway.  

For now, let me share with you a blog game I'm participating in.  It's my blogger friend Lalia over at Skank, Rattle and Roll who tagged me.  It's just a series of questions I'm supposed to answer that will presumably reveal further how neurotic I truly am.  Well, at least that's what I think it will do.  We'll see.  

Here it goes!

What is the thing that makes you want to get out of bed each day? 
The thought of going on my daily 5-mile run.....Oh wait, that's when I wake up from a dream in my dream.  In reality, it's probably just me wanting to get out of bed because I've been bored for hours and hours lying there without any sleep.

What do you tell yourself to get through painful, difficult, or challenging times?
Two things:  That if I deal with this as positively as I can, then it's an investment in good karma;  and that any additional drama in my life only provides me with interesting material to write about.  As they say, pain is always so much easier to write about than happiness.

What can you look back on and remind yourself you were successful at, or were strong enough to come through?
My heart getting smashed into smithereens over and over....and over again....and again...

Look around you at this moment and choose one thing to smile about or be thankful for. What is it?
My son, always.  No doubt my greatest blessing and deepest joy.

If you could do anything at this moment to make yourself happy, what would it be?
A lobotomy.  

Do you have a special place, real or imagined, where you go to in your mind or reality to regroup, seek peace, or just be?
No.  Thanks for the suggestion.

Has there been a particular book that you have read that inspired or motivated you to seek your potential?
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav.  I read this more than a decade ago and it spoke to me in a way that truly made me want to be a better soul and live with a wider perspective.  I'm still not perfectly there but the effort continues.

What childhood fable, fairytale, or movie stretched your imagination and sticks with you today?
E.T. comes to mind.  I loved it, will always have fond memories of it, and possibly started my obsession with aliens and the cosmos in general.

What is your favorite form of art and artist (anyone and anything you consider art qualifies)?
I love music.  To me they're poetry in motion.  

Do you have a personal anthem, a song, that reminds you of who you are and want to be, that represents the ideal of you? 
Foolish Heart by Steve Perry.  It doesn't necessarily speak of who I want to be, but certainly speaks of who I am...a hopeless romantic who gives and gives it all.  Foolish, yes, but I know no other way, won't choose any other way.  This song has been my anthem since I was young and didn't really fully understand its meaning.  But now that I have actually lived through it, all the more this song resonates with me.  

What did you experience while answering these questions?    
A bit of panic, realizing that I should not have stopped seeing my therapist!!    

And now, to the following blogger friends, your mission should you choose to accept this, is to answer the same questions about your self:

TV from TV's Take
Kenya from Here's The Thing

I think I'm supposed to tag more than three but this should be good.