Friday, January 09, 2004


Midst the darkness of winter, bleak mid winter, there is life.

I have used a Q and A from a newspaper as I worked with a group.
There are a selection of questions and I picked some to use with this group. With the post holiday vibe very present, and it was a bit flat to say the least, my expectations of a good discussion were low. I was kicked into surprise. The emotional cans opened. Zip .......... fantastic humans just being honest and it was full of wonder.

The Questions used were ( and you may wish to answer these for your own kicking?) :-
1 What one object do you always carry with you?
2 What is your most unappealing habit?
3 Do you believe in life after death?
4 Which living person do you most admire?
5 What is your greatest regret?
6 What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Hope you have done them not just a quick mind scan?

The interesting thing .... they are all about self revelation. They are not opinions. They are heartfelt, dug from the gut, feelings facts or beliefs.
I cannot reflect the depth and honesty. The wisdom from young lips, and older lips too.

I can just about click the fingers on keys on my own answers secretly for you only of course!

1 mobile, camera, lighter.
2 snoring very loud, so I am informed!
3 yes ...... I am a believer.
4 Someone called Kevin who is simple to some but has a heart of gold.
5 That it took me until the age of 40 to become an adult, to accept myself.
6 That every human is beautiful, sometimes with ugly behaviour, all are beautiful and even when they don't feel it or have it on display sometimes.

That is me. I feel inadequate because I have not been able to share the powerful experience.

..... the trees are bare leafless stark and sharpe.
.............. I see life here in winter ...............