The TCP Meme
Aunt B. has started a meme. I think I'm supposed to leave this in her comments, but I've been really wordy the past few days and have gone beyond politeness in using other people's real-estate.
1. What do you hope for?
Different things on different days. Some days I hope to be published. Other days I hope to have the will to get out of bed. On still other days I hope that I'll be able to go back to Disney World someday. I pretty much live with hopes--big and little.
2. What makes a "good" person?
To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God. I don't think people are "good" on their own. I think all people have flashes of goodness, but no one is inherently "good".
3. Are you a good person?
I have good traits, but they are so often corrupted into badness. I do try to be good, but often disappoint myself. I'd like to be Melanie, but I've got more than my fair share of Scarlett.
4. The Shill once told me (and it's funny that Sarcastro should bring up something similar) that some people, when they meet someone, start that person out at zero and that other person has to earn their way into esteem, and other people, when they meet someone, start that person out at 100, and the person has to disappoint them into lower standing. If you had to say, which would you say that you are?
My husband and I are exactly the opposite. I start everyone off at 100. He starts everyone off at zero. It makes meeting new people a very interesting proposition when we do so in tandem.
5. Do you hold yourself to that same standard?
??? Not sure what this means?
6. Whatever your religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) was there one defining moment when you said, "Holy shit. This is how the universe works. This is why I believe what I believe."? Or do you do whatever religious things you do out of habit or to appease loved ones?
There have been several along the way, timed perfectly to my life experiences. I'm thankful to be able to say that I'm fully alive in my faith, and not going through the motions out of some cultural or social imperative.
7. Define "art."
Like pornography, I know it when I see it. ;-p It's ever-shifting, and can't be pinned down, in my opinion. I know that you (Aunt B.) find the "Piss Christ" incredibly moving. I find it incredibly chilling. That's one example of art's shifting nature.