Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
I have a lovely pair of bookends made of amethyst quartz geodes. Unfortunately they’re at work in my office, so I cannot take a photo of them right now. But trust me, they’re beautiful.
What is your greatest strength or weakness?
I think that perhaps my greatest strength is empathy for others, something I acquired as a result of verbal and emotional abuse in my childhood and adolescence. Because of my experiences, my mantra is “I should not be the source of someone else’s pain.” When tempted to make a cutting remark, I try to remember what it felt like when I was verbally humiliated or castigated.
What makes you feel grounded?
Seeing Mount Rainier and watching the waves roll in.
Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?
These “either/or” questions are always so hard. If I had to choose, I guess I’d choose not to have cold food, since I certainly would want my meals to be warm.
But wait—does that mean I could never again have ice cream? See, I just can’t do this. I want my steak warm, but I also definitely need my ice cream.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week contained several pleasant activities to occupy my time. I’m looking forward to a lighter schedule in the coming week so that I can catch up on some of the work I’ve been neglecting.
Have a pleasant week, everyone!
© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown