Since I’m behind, I missed the first Club Introvert Social Gathering, but I hope it’s not too late to contribute. For the special event, Cee’s wife, Chris from 61 Musings, created Week 10’s questions.
Here are my answers:
Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.
This is tricky. A.C. Melody is a pseudonym, so I’ll do one for each.
A = Artistic. I’m always doing something artistic, even if it’s just coloring in geography maps for my kids!
C = Crazy, but compassionate (maybe I’m an overachiever like Chris!) I listen to the voices in my head, but I also listen to my natural instincts telling me to treat others with the same kind of dignity, respect and consideration I would like to receive. I think it’s one of the most important things we can do for each other as human beings.
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?
Probably a good dozen, but I’m working on lowering that number. I have to say that I’m very satisfied with my relationship with my children. Though we’re far from perfect, even being in the beginning stages of their teenage years, I am so happy with the way our communication and trust system is set up. I really hope that never changes. The rest of the things I’m working toward to make our lives more fulfilling, is simply icing on the cake.
If you were a tree, would you become a book or furniture? Please describe.
Again, I’m going to mimic Chris’ answer and say both. I would love to be a cherished book, but I would also love to be a desk where those books are written; privy to the development of new stories and maybe even the silent witness to some secret romance, the surface beneath beautiful love letters, the holder of the envelope opener that killed Colonel Mustard in the library – My imagination could carry this on for days… 😉
You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?
Never meet your heroes; that’s the advice I’ve always heard and it’s probably really good advice. However, I would thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to converse with Anne Rice. Not (just) about her brilliant novels, but in general. I think she would be one of the most interesting people in the world to talk to.
If that wasn’t an option, then I’d have to say my soul mate (whoever that may be), because it would make an awesome story to tell people when they asked how we met. Plus, the romance writer in me practically demands it happen that way.