When I first saw I had been Memed, and the questions being asked, I have to admit I became a little nervous about doing it, as it does conjure up some very deep memories and some that are best left unmentioned so the thought of running away and hiding seemed like a very good option for me. But if the owner of a very lovely blog called “Is Anyone There” going by the name Cassam is brave enough to do one then I guess I should to. Cassam memed me awhile back and it is only now I have finally gotten around to posting my answers.
So here they are:…
1. If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?
Oh this is easy; there are two particular moments, both with regard to a very special person and both not that many years ago. Meeting the lovely, enchanting Dame herself, Julie Andrews. A lovely elegant woman who is so gracious and took the time to have a few words with me. The first time was unexpectedly in the hotel in Sag Harbour with Emma, the second a couple of years later at the Media Centre in New York. Both times were so very brief, but memorable. Now, THAT is someone who I would love to have an interview with, about her writing.
2. If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be?
Oh my! This is when it gets very personal and emotional for me. Again there are two situations that I would give anything, to change. The most painful would be as a 12yr old when my parents fought so violently and eventually divorced, I would give anything if that could be reversed. I would now have contact with my Dad again if things were different. One never forgets such memories. The other was more recent, a friend, and more a misunderstanding.
3. What movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?
Mmm… This was very hard to think of…. I came up with a number of people and couldn’t really put my finger on any one person… so I ended up asking a dear online friend who immediately thought of Deborah Kerr’s character from “The King and I”. She was thinking of the children around me, my calming influence, and my going to different countries, but the one thing we did both agree on, was the doubtfulness that the character and I have in common, whether it be in matters of the heart, making a decision, being sure of our selves. Leaving making the right decision late, as was her character, in the King and I. Also a bit of Maria in the sound of Music…. An organiser behind the scenes, quiet and calm.
4. If you could push someone off a cliff and get away with it who would you choose?
That thought would never enter my head. I guess I always try to believe no matter what, there is good in everybody. I tend to look for that special something, no matter how cruel or hurtful, we are all human, we make mistakes. That’s why forgiveness and compassion was invented.
5. Name one habit you could change about yourself.
Mmm …Procrastinating is a biggie for me wondering whether I should or I shouldn’t, Being a Libran I have a terrible habit of weighing things up, often hesitant and therefore missing out. The doubtful bunny who is never quite sure about herself as others are of her, and can worry or feel guilty of things said or done in the spur of the moment. Likes to take time…. A lot of time..
6. Why do you blog (answer in one sentence)
Wow! I don’t think I really knew why or how it would be used when I first started nearly a year ago, but it has been an extraordinary adventure of discovery, being “out there” for all to see, meeting new wonderful people from extraordinary places, learning and sharing my own thoughts, ideas and adventures and building a foundation for my writing and hopefully for the years ahead.
Edited: I forgot to add the last part of my post here….
I have to pass the meme on to three other blogs and here they..
Pat at http://childrensbooksheal.com/ a lovely sensitive, warm blog touching on children with special needs.
Catherine at http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com/page/2/ enjoy the fresh look as you take in some poetry and delightfully interesting posts.
KT at http://www.kthanna.com/ a modern, exciting blog with eye catching affects and interesting posts.