Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week. (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.)
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)
This was a tough question. I was stumped at first. Normally, I don’t read Cee’s answers until I’ve written mine, but this time I cheated and let her inspire me. I have to agree with her that our teacher, Master Liu He, would be a great person to interview. She escaped China as a political refugee as a teenager, landing in Paris with no knowledge of the language and no way to support herself. Here she is now, an inspiring and gifted teacher and healer with an international following. Her life would make for a fascinating tale. Beyond that, I would love to interview women who have come from nothing and been wildly successful. Women like Oprah Winfrey, Celine Dion and others. They don’t have to be financially successful, but could be leaders in their field. I’d want to know how they found their passion and followed it until it sustained them. How many things did they try, and how many did they fail at. And how do you know when to quit trying and change direction if Plan A didn’t work. How do you know it’s time for Plan B or should you work harder on Plan A? I want to be inspired, motivated, but also enlightened and given a little guidance.
What can you always be found with?
My iPod Touch. I’m a gadget lover and this is my electronic version of the Swiss Army Knife. It holds my books, calendar, watch, contacts, journal, and does a hundred other things. We don’t have a need for a smart phone and the expense that comes with it, so I tried the Touch as my Personal Digital Assistant and I love it. It’s smaller than a phone so it travels in my pocket everywhere. Sure, it’s wi fi and not constantly connected with the internet, but I don’t need all that radiation in my pocket, nor do I need the constant distraction of incoming email and messages. I turn the wi fi on when I need someone, and off otherwise.
What is the most fun thing you did in school?
In 4th grade they gave us a special project. We were given poster board, paperclips, rubber bands, popsicle (craft) sticks and office things and were told to make something out of it. All the other girls in my class made some kind of collage. I made a working bicycle, with the frame out of sticks, a rubber band for the chain and bent the paperclips into the pedals, handlebars and wheel rims. I forget how I made the wheel, but you could actually turn the pedals and the wheel would go round.
I never fit in too well at school.
What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I like white food. My breakfast is eggs and rice. I love coconut and white chocolate (can’t stand the brown kind, unlike Cee and her love of bitter chocolate). My favorite pie is coconut cream. Favorite soups are corn chowder and navy bean soup. Yes, the corn in corn chowder is usually yellow but my favorite variety is white corn. It’s sweeter. Chowder is the best soup… white potatoes, cream, white corn. Delicious. I love milk and cottage cheese, ricotta and mozzarella. I like to eat tofu but I don’t know how to cook with it (yet). My favorite ice cream is vanilla. I don’t eat chicken much any more, but I always stuck to breast meat when I did. From time to time, I verge into pale yellow, like with a creamy egg custard or even a nice creme brulee. Popcorn is great, too. Jicama.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was our annual Qigong summer retreat and it was wonderful. I feel like I’m on a whole new level with my qigong studies and practice.
I’m looking forward to every new day. I’m just having fun being alive, watching the summer slowly slide into autumn as the sun sets earlier every day and more and more fruits and vegetables show up in the farmer’s market. I bought some fabulous blueberries that I’m having with my Rice Chex cereal and milk (see, I can put a little color into my food).
Share Your World info and link: Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. She started Share Your World years ago when she was running a number of challenges on a photography site similar to WordPress. The majority of photographers are introverts, and they needed a way to get to know each other. You don’t have to be a photographer to participate, though. Grab the questions and give us your answers.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another. Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.