A Design So Vast

I really love this blog – A Design So Vast.

Today the author – Lindsey – answered some questions about herself. ¬†They were such meaningful questions that I wanted to share my answers. ¬†I would love to hear your answers too! ūüôā

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Loneliness.  There is something indescribably heart-breaking about facing a tough battle and discovering that you are completely alone.  If I had one wish for the world, it would be that no one would ever feel alone.

Where would you like to live?

I don’t have any specific place – I would make the most of wherever I am. ¬†I think there is always something to experience and appreciate no matter where you are. ¬†And something you can learn, and people you can help.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

Making someone else smile. ¬†Kissing my sleeping little man as I go to bed. A hot cup of tea. ¬†Meditation. ¬†Really connecting with another living being – whether it’s a person or animal. ¬†For me particularly if it’s an animal – it seems like time stops.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

People who have made mistakes that they regret.  I feel an incredible empathy, as everyone makes mistakes, and is entitled to another chance.  

Who are your favourite characters in history?

I’m actually not very knowledge about history – one of my biggest failings I guess. ¬†It’s just something I have never been interested in.

Who are your favourite heroines in real life?

Audrey Hepburn Рwithout a doubt.  She has been my idol for as long as I can remember Рshe is feminine, and kind, and gentle and classy.  She speaks beautifully and just radiates an innocence.

Your favourite painter?

Van Gough.  My favourite painting of his is Starry Night, closely followed by Starry Night Over the Rhone.

Your favourite musician?

I’m not sure I could narrow it down to one. ¬†My favourites would be: ¬†Chris Martin (from Coldplay), Bono, Jeff Buckley, Paul Simon and Billy Joel.

The qualities you most admire in a man?

Kindness, humour, the ability to make me feel safe and cared for, and a sense of fun.

The qualities you most admire in a woman?

Independence, Elegance, Softness.

Your favourite virtue?

Honesty, Integrity, Compassion.

Your favourite occupation?

A carer or therapist.

Who would you have liked to be?

A Buddhist Nun.  Failing that, I would have liked to have had a very simple, and honest life as a housewife/mother.  Raising children, looking after my partner, and volunteering in the community.

I would LOVE to hear you answers to these questions.



Everyday Wisdom #40

Just ask

When you ask questions during a conversation, you let people know that you care about them, and that you are interested in what they have to say.

You also send a subtle message that you are a bright, and inquisitive person who would like to know more.

And best of all it shows that you are really listening.

Tip: ¬†Ask a question…then shut up.¬†This is a foolproof way to listen. Think of yourself as an interviewer


A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee