Wednesday, December 28, 2005

This Is A Test...

In light of the many emails I receive where I'm requested to let others know my feelings and assorted details of my life by answering a list of questions- I've devised one that I hope may be interesting.... not that you need to answer anything here but, what would your answers be to these questions?

I'm learning there are no right or wrong answers in life- that each decision leads to the here and now, where there are always more questions and answers holding everything needed for the moment. I wish you a blessed New Year, a safe New Year...and a New Year filled with Love and Peace. All moments in time are right now...right here. I'm happy to be here now, with you.

Namaste.

1. In one word, describe your expectations for 2006.

Bewilderment (of the good kind)

2. If you won the lottery tomorrow, who would you give the first dollar to?

Bluffton Self Help

3. If you had to choose fame or fortune, which would you choose and why?

Fortune. Fame comes with too many pitfalls.

4. What one word would you want associated with your name in memorial?

Compassionate

5. What does the word “time” mean to you?

Time is an illusion we use for our benefit when it suits us least.

6. Choose three guests (anyone) to invite to a dinner party.

Assuming my wife is already present....Bono, my mother in law Dorothy, The Hardens (Trev & Amy)

7. Name one work of art or literature you wish you would have created.

van Gogh's "Starry Night"

8. What is your one weakest point of character? Your strongest?

Weakest- patience, strongest- empathy

9. What one quality would you most like to give to your significant other?

Inner stillness

10. If a life affects all others, who would you say yours least affects? Most affects?

Least affects- I believe one cannot say, not knowing which of our actions has the most rippling effect. I believe a simple smile to someone can and does change the world. Most affects- my son & our family.

11. BONUS: Are you where you thought you would be thinking of the future in 1996?

Yes and no. I have changed, the world has changed and like John Lennon said, "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." I am happy even though I feel I have much to discover, create, and learn to love. I am with my wife and son, we are healthy and with a roof over our heads... all is well.

My answers to these 10 questions are in orange.

3 Comments:

Blogger Amy Harden said...

1. In one word, describe your expectations for 2006.-- busy

2. If you won the lottery tomorrow, who would you give the first dollar to?- my friend Nadine, but I wouldn't let her know it's from me.

3. If you had to choose fame or fortune, which would you choose and why?- fortune. no more worrying about the bills,etc. Plus, no need to deal with any negative attention that comes with fame.

4. What one word would you want associated with your name in memorial? loved.

5. What does the word “time” mean to you?- having other things to do, but spending "time" with a loved one instead doing nothing.

6. Choose three guests (anyone) to invite to a dinner party.- pam anderson, grace kelly, my husband

7. Name one work of art or literature you wish you would have created.- any photo by Anne Lebowitz

8. What is your one weakest point of character? Your strongest? weakest- not enough restraint. strongest- caring toward others

9. What one quality would you most like to give to your significant other?- patience and love

10. If a life affects all others, who would you say yours least affects? Most affects? - least=most people.. most= Kalli

11. BONUS: Are you where you thought you would be thinking of the future in 1996?- actually yes. this is the life I wanted. Husband and child. House and job I love. It's a good life Tommy... Thanks for asking.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Buford said...

1. In one word, describe your expectations for 2006.-- fulfilling

2. If you won the lottery tomorrow, who would you give the first dollar to?- My children

3. If you had to choose fame or fortune, which would you choose and why?- fortune. I couldn’t care less about fame

4. What one word would you want associated with your name in memorial? Dynamic

5. What does the word “time” mean to you?- finite- It reminds me to seize the day. Life is short live it well

6. Choose three guests (anyone) to invite to a dinner party.- Danielle(my wife), Alexander the great, Hannibal the Carthaginian. ( Maybe Gangues Khan if he promised to behave)

7. Name one work of art or literature you wish you would have created.- The sphinx of Egypt but my art work is enough for me.

8. What is your one weakest point of character? Your strongest? weakest- my love of altered states of consciousness. strongest- My ability to empathies and understand peoples needs

9. What one quality would you most like to give to your significant other?- empathy of others plights.

10. If a life affects all others, who would you say yours least affects? Most affects? - least=anyone i have never met. most= Jeb, my son

11. BONUS: Are you where you thought you would be thinking of the future in 1996?- No, I had no idea what I was doing in 1996 except I knew I would be a father. ( Which I love dearly)

12:47 PM  
Blogger Trev Diesel said...

Thanks for opening yourself up like this. I love these little textual "windows" into people's lives and personalities. Your answers were inspiring.

And just for the record, if you can swing a dinner party where both myself and Bono are present, I'm SO in.

(Thanks for thinking of us...) :)

7:09 AM  

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