Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Not 100 things

My flatmates all started blogs and they way back posted a list of one hundred questions they then answered.  I thought to take some of the questions and "answer" them with other questions.

Nor Questions Nor Answers.

1: What is the story behind one of your scars? 
11: If you did not need the money what would you do for work?

12. "If you had an extra room in your house what would you use it for?"
38. "What is the largest crowd you have ever been in?"

55. "How do you manage stress?"
61: What poem do you have committed to memory?

81. "Where did you grow up?"
43: What small town would you like to live in? 

2: What do you "know now" that you wish you "knew then"?
13. "What was some good advice that your father gave you?"

36. "What motivates you to exercise?"
26 Who is there that makes you want to be a better person?

21: What do you feel strongly enough about to protest?
15: How would you explain love to somebody who had never heard of it before?

87. "What do you think the afterlife is like?"
93. "What do you believe will last forever?"

64. "What creeps you out?"
93. "What do you believe will last forever?"

84: When was the last you where caught in a lie?
83: What was the first book that made you cry? 

73. "Do you feel you have a purpose or calling in life?"

76: Who do you admire as a leader?
79: Do you believe in God?

46. "If you could ask one person one question and get a completely honest answer who would it be and what would you ask?"
1: What is the story behind one of your scars? 

The original posts and the questions can be found here and here

Camping Banter

     Camping banter.

the gas cooker hisses a low low light
the quiet of the night and glaring torch
the words and jokes and utensils we shared etc.
the look of a man who needed to blink
mosquitos making trails around the lamplight
we're just like them, really, we'd like to think
our actions circle the light, not of us pricking
until we draw blood, not of us poking a stick into the cooker
until it catches fire - it's amusing, it's annoying
when it burns your hand, you don't understand
the consuming force of fire,

the cooling flow of water.