I didn’t intend to start this post with snow, however …
… however, we had our first snowfall of the season last night and snow is still a big deal for me, even though I’ve been in Canada now for six years and a few odd months on the side. Growing up in a country where it never snowed, (except on a few isolated plateaus and mountaintops, and Tasmania!) living in a country where it always snows is a wondrous magical gift.
The first time I saw snow was in 1991. I was 29-ish. I had moved to a place called the Blue Mountains that summer, and although I knew intellectually that it sometimes snowed up there in winter I wasn’t prepared for the visceral impact seeing it would have on me.
The morning of that first fall I ran into the park next to my house and stood as still as I could, watching those fairy-tale flakes fall around me. The world grew so silent I thought my heart would burst. Then I laughed and cried and laughed some more. Not much has changed.
And now, without further ado … On with what I did intend to write about.
Not a portrait of a Chinese person but as an abstract artistic depiction of a person or personality.
I’d done a few of these types of ‘If you were a …’ questionnaires but never heard of them called by this name before.
I came across this one reading Faith Hunter’s blog yesterday and was so taken with it, I’m writing my own. As soon as I figure out my answers I’ll post ’em here.
You can read how she describes herself here, but give it a try yourself. Here are the questions:
If you were a quality?
If you were a flaw?
If you were a work of art?
If you were a sound?
If you were a song/music?
If you were a word?
If you were a book?
If you were a motto/a quotation?
If you were a movie?
If you were a time period?
If you were a personage of fiction?
If you were an animal?
If you were a mythological being or supernatural creature?
And a few words of wisdom for the upcoming festive season.
“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy