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old old sreevay

...and I don't remember where I got it from, but I like this sort of sreevay.

All questions to be answered by quotations.

1. Who are you?


We are all worms, but I believe I am a glowworm. --Winston Churchill


2. What do you look like?

It's amazing how hard it is to form an aesthetic opinion of something you've never seen before. -- SJM

3. What's your secret?

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age, is that
it's such a nice change from being young. --Dorothy Canfield Fisher

4. What do you want to be?

"Who I am is not a noun, but a narrative." -- Jan Clausen, _Apples
and Oranges: My Journey Through Sexual Identity_ (via serene)

5. What can you do?

A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself.
That's how I hold your voice. -- Rumi, tr. Coleman Barks

6. What can't you do?

What the hell, go ahead and put all your eggs in one basket. /fortune

7. What is love?

There was a dawn I remember
when my soul heard something
from your soul. I drank water
from your spring and felt
the current take me. -- Rumi, tr. Coleman Barks

8. What is friendship?

Breath, feel, love, give free --
Know in your soul,
like your blood knows the way
from your heart to your brain,
knows that you're whole.
-- Stephen Trask, "Midnight Radio" _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_

9. Are you strong?

And the Lady Bast, her fur thinning and her eyes milky and dim, summons all the power at her disposal, pulls together tiny strands of belief, a handful of instants of half-hearted worship. At a cat show in Glasgow, a teenage boy stares at a one-year-old Abyssinian and, for a moment, he sees a goddess. Head held high, eyes clear, fur sleek, she walks to the Dreaming. -- Bast prepares for the wake, in SANDMAN #70, part one of "The Wake" (Neil Gaiman)

10. What are you afraid of?
          Between the conception
        And the creation
        Between the emotion
        And the response
        Falls the Shadow
                --T.S. Eliot, "The Hollow Men"

11. What would you do with a million dollars?

The whole point of extravagance is to act like a fool and feel like a
fool, but enjoy it. Where's the joy in perpetual motion? Is there any
extravagance in entropy? Millions for nonsense but not one cent for
entropy. My slogan. -- Alfred Bester, _The Stars My Destination_

12. What would you tell the one who loves you?

...once this realization is accepted, that even between the closest
people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can
grow up from them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them,
which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole
and an immense sky. -- Rilke

13. What do you want to do?

I don't think editors are any crueller than the general populace, they
just have more opportunity. --Pamela Dean Dyer-Bennet

14. Where do you want to be?

When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. -- William Butler Yeats

15. What do you want?

Personally, I'm not looking for the mainstream to suddenly
enthusiastically endorse {any subculture to which I belong}. I can live
pretty happily with "mostly harmless" as a popular perception -- Shadow
Writer <skia@tkau.org>

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
wordweaverlynn
Mar. 23rd, 2005 09:38 pm (UTC)
What a great meme, and what wonderful quotations. You're right about middle age, too.

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rowanf
Mar. 23rd, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
This is so cool... I had to do it for myself. :-) See my journal if you're interested.
jinian
Mar. 24th, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
My favorite thing about that Bast quotation is that she gets stronger every time I see it, because it's so full of wonder.
firecat
Mar. 24th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ooh yes, nicely said.
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