Sunday, May 31, 2009

5 Questions, 5 Answers

Welcome to the 5 Question Interview. Kathy, over at My Own Little World blog, answered 5 questions posed to her and offered to share the fun. Or angst, depending on the questions presented. I asked to play along. So, Kathy sent 5 questions to me and after a bit of pondering, I'm submitting my reply.
This interview game has rules.
1. If you'd like to play too, leave me a comment with email address and the high sign to have me send you 5 questions.
2. I will email you the questions of my choosing.
3. You answer the questions on your blog and link back to mine.
4. Post the rules.
5. Questions are, as much as possible, individualized to each requesting blogger.
One through five, and my answers:
1. If you could live anywhere in the world for 1 year, where would it be and why?
Without even thinking, the answer is Germany. But then it's a toss up between Berlin and Munich. I've been to both cities and am enamoured for different reasons, but the common reason is incredible art. The why? My mother is from Germany, but she did not teach me either of her languages (high and low German). Aside from wanting to lubricate my brain by learning another language, my mother's illness makes it more imperative for me to keep a connection with relatives in her homeland.
2. Has your life differed much from the way you originally planned it when you were just starting out on your own?
It is completely different. I was a young interior designer, engaged to be married, and already partnered in a fledgling business. For reasons unnecessary to tell, I lost everything. My home, my business, my relationship. I was emotionally ruined for years. I could no longer make a plan or envision anything for myself. Without a vision, dreams cannot manifest. But, in the long cocoon stage that has been my adulthood, I have been an ardent student of metaphysics and non-denominational spirituality. With that foundation, and a knowledge that everything happens for my greater spiritual good, visions and dreams and plans have come back to my heart. I know now, it is never too late.
3. What's one of your greatest accomplishments in life that you are most proud of?
I have no one applause-worthy thing to tell. Yet. But I have many smaller accomplishments. A) I have learned not to live my life by the opinions and wishes of others. My life is finally becoming my own. B) I have learned of the safety and value in silence. My life is not cluttered with noise. In silence, Angels are much more easily heard. C) I have learned to see and feel the Divinity in so many things. It is Divinity that compels me to remove the small crushed beings in the roadways and lay their bodies on soft grass or bury them in my garden.
4. If you were a butterfly, what would you look like?
Again, no thinking here. A blue morpho. My favorite color of cerulean blue and the "morpho" for my regular metamorphosis. {See the gorgeous photo above by a gentleman whose website is lost in the whirl of papers on my desk. I hope to correct that error shortly}.
5. What's new on the horizon for yourself as an artist?
I am currently working on a project that combines a number of my abilities and interests into a cohesive, creative offering~ writing, photography, floral design, spirituality and self-awareness. I am allowing this all-inclusive project to develop at its own pace. Right now, the pace is quick. When instinct gives me the green light, I'll reveal the project on my blog.
Ok, then. Who's next?


  1. Bravo! And as I told you earlier - I can't wait for the new "project". Husband's doing well - still very tired (actually, we both are). But, we're moving along together.



  2. Dear Graciel, You really have a applause-worthy thing revealed in your life. And that IS nr. A). The fact you've learned no to live your life by the wishes of others is a great great deal and gift. How wonderful for you my friend. I've learned a only a couple of years ago myself and it brougth me only good. The fact that you're able to look closly at the reflection in your mirror (good or bad) is so stunningly beautiful. And yes God's ways are hard to see behind but every single path you need to take will bring you only good for you. Even now when you're having such a hard time with your mom. Angels will come to carry you if you need to be.

  3. I've enjoyed catching up with your last week of postings and what a great way to get to know you better this is Graciel - thank you for sharing these glimpses into who you are!

    I'll play if you would like to ask me 5 questions (she says quite nervously!) :)

  4. Ooo,ooo, me first please! I would love to play along! I'm sure that you will come up with some goodies :) send them along and we'll see what I can share.

  5. I would love to play!!!


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