Friday, August 04, 2006


This post is preparation for an in-depth post Sunday, and it requires some participation on the part of the readers. I have a question for you, and I want as many of you as possible to comment with an answer. A couple things to keep in mind as you respond: First, try to answer without reading other people's answers - I don't want anyone influenced by others' thoughts. Second, don't try to interpret the question or its intention yet. Just answer it honestly and with your first response.

So, without further ado, I pose the question to you all:

What are you?


Mazurka said...

A husband, a father, a friend, a son, a caregiver, a lover, a dancer, a partner. I'm an athlete, a survivor, a gamer, a hacker, a cyclist, a reader, a thinker, an architect. I am an artist of mind, body, and spirit. I'm the best there is at what I do. I'm an improvement over previous models, and constantly seeking their approval. I'm an observer and a leader. I am I.

Anonymous said...

I am a human being on planet earth.

[post script - I am much less eloquent than Mazurka!]

Anonymous said...

"I am strong. I am invincible. I am woman." Sorry, that's honestly the first thing that came to mind.

Anonymous said...

I'm a human being, a mother, daughter, woman. I'm flesh and blood and spirit and soul.

tpiglette said...

Alright, my first response:

I am a person.

Anonymous said...

first off... i am human. a male. althought technically turkish-canadian-america, most people classify me as white/caucasian. in addition, i am heterosexual. in terms of class, i would say i'm lower-middle class, but well-educated.

i don't find these categories to be particularly insightful as to what makes up my mind, philosophy, spirit, or nature (especially since A LOT of people fit the same description above). i do, however, feel that it is important to note these things because it also has A LOT to do with how society treats me.

for more about me the person, i would say that i am curious, hopeful and yet skeptical, critical, sometimes hungry, and always playful. i am VERY serious and VERY silly.

i am favored by the Western world, despised by many, famous in my own mind, and wanted in Peru. (okay, that last one was an example of me being silly).

enough about me.

Lara said...

thanks, all, for sharing your thoughts. :)

Mocha said...

I am a woman.

First, last, and in between. It defines me because of my experiences. I'm never confused about it. I suffer for it. I am a mysterious creature because of it (that is good and bad). Above all, I love it and wouldn't change it for the world.

Is there extra credit for this?

Natalie said...

I am a page, a knight, an adventurer, and a lover.