After a few heavy days of story-weaving about heroes and heroines, 'now I'm back, to the Velvet Underground, back to the blogs that I love... To a room, with some lace, and paper flowers, back to the Memes that I love... To the Memes that I love...' Sorry Stevie! (from 'Gypsy').
This Mememe comes courtesy of the wonderfully talented and artistic Scriptor Senex's blog some time ago, I think...
Who is Me, Me, Me?
I Am: as mad as a box of frogs
I Want: people to appreciate diversity in, and the strengths of, others... And to stop being so intolerant!
I Have: a wonderful view from my home
I Wish: I didn't have a slipped disc... and yet I might never have got around to blogging, thereby meeting some magnificent and wonderfully talented people, if I hadn't...
I Fear: Fear!
I Hear: at the moment, a healthy silence and the ticking of a clock
I like clocks, but not obsessively so, I once stayed in a guest house with an elderly couple who kept themselves very busy... They dog-sat, they had a cattery too, and a house filled with every manner of clock and timepiece - I think it was practically a lifetime's job to keep them all going...
Once, a friend of mine noticed that we have a clock in virtually every room in the house... She thought it was a bit much! It drives me mad when I'm at her home, because I never know what time it is, unless I'm wearing my watch, (which I do do most of the time, to be fair!)
I Search: for missing people online... Millions of people just go missing every year. How do people simply disappear off the face of the earth, leaving families and friends wondering and in limbo? It hurts me, for example, that sometimes the Police regard missing teenagers as just runaways, and sometimes the cases are far more complex and require proper investigation. My son is 17, and I feel the pain of parents of missing teenagers strongly... I do what I can online via one of the many dedicated forums... I really wish I could do more in real life.
I Wonder: about a lot of things... I am curious about life and what makes people tick, and how things grow and change, and buildings, and art, and music, and history and design, and...
I Regret: nothing, it's a waste of energy and worrying time, best spent fretting about something else - Je ne regrette rien!
To be honest, although it's a fine mantra to cling to, I have to consciously stop myself regretting some things, but I do try hard!
I Love: love, diversity, energy, synergy, serendipity
I Always: enjoy travelling, and arriving, and often I don't like leaving...
I Usually: am very conscientious
I Am Not: thin
I Dance: but not enough!
I Sing: all the time, badly... I can set dogs and cats off howling... Honestly... For miles around!
I Never: eat tinned peaches, but you might remember that from an earlier Meme!
I Rarely: lie... I can tell little lies - like, 'I can't come to the 'phone', usually expressed in sign language to GJ, so he has to take the call, because I can't be bothered, or don't want to speak to someone... but I am such an honest person that practically every Christmas I end up telling my husband, totally accidentally, exactly what I've got hidden away in the house for his present! I just can't help myself. That doesn't mean I can't be trusted with a secret, for I can, my lips are sealed, but I cannot lie to save myself!
I Cry: for the people who have gone on, and at sentimental films... like Lassie!
I Am Not Always: tolerant of intolerance!
I’m Confused: by what sometimes passes for Customer Service in the UK
I Need: to read, to talk, to think and to have friends...
I Should: look after my body better - I know, I know...
You, You, You: What do your answers look like? : )