Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For Circe

What are you wearing now?
Grey jeans and grey jumper - but two different and lovely shades. I like the colour grey, it gets a tough time ;-)

Who was the last person you hugged?
My boyfriend ...

If you were a tree, what tree would you be?
An oak or a weeping willow

What was the last thing you bought?
Books, I'm looking for nice shoes but find it difficult to find shoes/boots I like in the winter. I'm definitely a sandal person, I like the freedom of no socks!

What are you listening to right now?

Cesaria Evora and Ludovico Einaudi

What is your favourite weather?
I’m a summer baby (born in July), warm/hot, calm with a soft southerly gentle breeze

What is on your bedside table?

Iyanla Vanzant, Deepak Chopra, Antonio Damasio. I always have loads of books on the go, unless I’m reading a novel, not that it’s a novel but the last book I read that I couldn’t put down was Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love not 'being able' to put a book down because it's so good ;-)

What is your most challenging goal right now?
To be peace

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Thank you Circe for all your heartwarming comments on my blog and your friendship ;-)

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, where do you want it to be?
Somewhere warm and sunny where fruit ripens on the vine and I can reach out from my window to pick it ;-) and oh yes, beside the sea with access to good food and good red wine

Favourite Vacation Spot?
Kerala, India (God's Own Country)

Name the things you cannot live without:
God, Love, good food, red wine, conversation, sunshine, seeing, reading, energy, music

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
The keys to my dream home

What is your favourite fragrance?

Lei/Her by Giorgio Armani

What is your favorite drink?
Water (room temperature) and red red wine ;-)

What would you like to attract?

All good

Have you ever lived abroad?
Yes, in Italy

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Somewhere with white sand, blue sky and torquoise sea or the desert where the silence is beautiful

If you could have your portrait painted/made by any famous artist from any era, who would you choose?
Gustav Klimt


Circe said...

Wow! Thank you, Noreen! I am touched... Thank you for your kind words, too... ;)

I am ready for the warm weather, too! Tonight I couldn't believe it; I could smell fresh cut grass...

I hope you get your dream vacation... ! (Kerala looks amazing!) :-)

Circe said...

I was thinking, too about what you said about "being peace". And it brought to mind the 23rd Psalm, which is, to me, all about peace. Leading me beside the still waters... peaceful right? But add to that the analogy that exists within the Psalm that we are like sheep. Sheep are wooly and become water logged quickly; fast rushing water is a danger, and I infer, a possibe source of anxiety to a sheep! Still waters; PEACE. And in the same light, for a sheep to "lie down in green pastures" must imply a very contented sheep, indeed, who's hunger has been satisfied. Peace. And the thing that made me think of you and your post the most; Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. I believe that means the result of the impact we have on others and on the world; what we leave behind us in our wake. Goodness. Mercy. Peace.

They follow you, Noreen.


Thank you.

Noreen said...

Circe, what a lovely thing to say, go raibh míle maith agat (thanks a lot in Irish). Did you know that 'anam' means 'soul' in Irish? Every time I look at your blog this comes to mind ... maybe because it has so much soul in it, though I know anamnesis means something different, maybe there's a link there?

Thymos is Greek for 'life energy', beautiful isn't it? that lovely underrated organ ...