Yes, I am.
Wanna make something of it? I shall continue to do this once a month.
Actually, the reason why I post these questions is strictly mercenary. Mainly, it’s because it’s a quick and easy post, they’re thought provoking and telling, plus you kids really seem to like them.
And why not? This is YOU we’re talking about.
One of the first things you learn as a neophyte reporter is that when given the opportunity, people will always willingly talk about themselves. Sometimes, even the shyest person will open up, to a degree. And if you can do it in the comment section of a blog where you can be completely honest while being completely anonymous???
Well, that THAT’S the mother f-ing blogging motherload.!!!
Let us plow through shall we, kiddies?
1. Regardless of your current age, describe the person you are now in 2008 as opposed to the person you were in 1988. Other than the actual process of aging, what’s been the biggest reason for your biggest change?
2. Name the smell you remember as a child that continues to elicit a visceral reaction within you today. Do you remember the olfactory sensations when your mother or grandmother baked cookies at Christmas? Does the smell of freshly cut grass after your father mowed the front lawn make you hearken back to your days as a schoolboy? What about your first boyfriend’s cologne? The smell of paste in first grade?
Tell me what the smell is and what it conjures emotionally–good or bad– and why you remember it as you do.
3. Tell me about your very first life lesson. How old were you; what did it include? What were the circumstances? Let’s talk impact—does the lesson that was learned still resonate with you as an adult?
4. Tell me what moves you emotionally. What ‘moves” you deeply? Hearing the national anthem choke you up? Looking at a sunset? Do you get emotion watching a U.S. flag unfurl? Weddings? Hearing a baby’s laugh?
5. You have the uniquely morbid task of creating the epitaph in your own headstone. The epitaph is the last two lines in the example above. It in effect, sums up your life. You can use NO MORE THAN EIGHT WORDS.
This is your sign off, your goodbye and your last dalliance with narcissism. That being the case said, what would you say?