If You Really Want To Know Me...
Two years ago, I took my children to Madrid and spent a month with them there. The closest metro/subway station to our apartment was called "Iglesia," which means "church" in Spanish. This is the church that the station was named for. I wandered through our old neighborhood when I was in Spain this past January and took this photo. I miss our tiny little place. What memories we made!
I was looking at jen gray's blog earlier this week (on September 10th, to be exact) and copied a game of tag from her site and brought it here.
*a special talent :
I can find a spiritual lesson in nearly every situation: ants, drought, swimming pool problems, cleaning up after the dog, there's a lesson in everything.
*a secret nobody knows:
there is one room in my house that I really dislike. I won't say which room it is, but I never like spending time there.
*a personality trait you find attractive:
thoughtfulness, as in aptness to think about issues and situations seriously and deeply
*a personality trait you find unattractive:
a complaining spirit
*a song that melts you :
What the Lord Has Done In Me, by Hillsong
*the biggest truth you have learned this year:
When in doubt, stop and breathe. I often tell myself,
"Stop, Gail. Live this moment fully. Breathe this, right here and now."
an item you are currently coveting :
a three-bedroom apartment in the center of Madrid.
The photo below is of a building there that I would LOVE to live in.
Too bad it's a school... but a girl can dream, can't she?
*what gives you peace :
prayer and solitude - with my journal, a good book, and a cup of sweet coffee.
*what perfume are you currently wearing:
Moor, from www.smellgoodspa.com
*do you dream much? :
Yes, often. My dreams are vivid, too. Most frequently, I dream that I am having animated conversations with friends. I also dream a lot about swimming: instead of walking or driving in my dreams, I swim everywhere I need to go. In my dreams, I am a very good swimmer.
*what word(s) do you tend to say too much :
"exactly, exactly" - and - "right, right."
*in high school, what kind of teen were you? :
I was one of those kids who floated from group to group with no solid allegiances. I loved being alone even then.
*describe yourself in 5 words:
outgoing, curious, talkative, easily amazed.
*a weird quirk:
I play with my hair a lot.
*have you ever been in love? :
I am always in love - with my husband, my children, my closest friends, the full moon, my journal, and long distance travel. I fall in love often.
*has your heart ever been broken?:
I am always heart-broken too. By many of the people I know and love, and also by politicians, thieves, liars, greedy people, ostentatious people, and hypocrites.
*favorite thing(s) to wear?:
knee-length, a-line skirts, v-neck t-shirts, and multi-colored flats - all with matching accessories, of course.
This is a photo of the Thyssen Museum in Madrid, one of my favorite places to spend three or four hours. To wander, sit, think, journal, and take a photo of my foot as proof that I am here... See my blog from earlier this year: How do I know I'm actually here?
I love to travel, in body, mind, and soul - but especially in body.
USAir, American, Continental, anybody with a pilot's license,
take me away.