FOUR THINGS TO ASK A STRANGER (almost a parody)

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One way to get to know a person you've just met is to ask them to tell you about their favorite friends. It's said that a person essentially becomes an aggregate of the five people with whom they spend the most time.

There's another telling question to ask a stranger. It's all about a book.

1) Is there one book that you have re-read and will read again (and again)?
2) What is the most recent book that you've read and what stands out to you most?
3) What is the title of a book you recommend most often to friends?
4) What was the last book you read that made you so sad when it came to the end? (Because you wanted to keep on reading, not because the ending was sad!).

If the person you are just getting to know has never re-read a book, can't remember what stood out from the last book they read, doesn't recommend books to friends and has never felt sad to stop reading an excellent book...

I suggest that you stop conversing with them. And, perhaps, run. Kidding (not kidding). Perhaps you might consider striking up a conversation with someone else that you might want to get to know. AND start THAT conversation off by recommending a book you've recently read...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Courage Doesn't Always Roar article posted in library

mary anne has posted a short article in the SAIL Library. Click here to read her Courage Doesn't Always Roar article.

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bmh_md said...

Wow ... where do I start? Next to "Live with Intention", this is my next favorite “Mary Anne” phrase. I bought a small version of this quote and purposely placed it near the light switch of my office – as a reminder at the end of the day to come back and try again “tomorrow”. Reading the post and then subsequently today’s paper, I think of all the people who lost loved ones on September 11 and the courage that they have each had to have to endure. On this coming Thursday, the Pentagon Memorial will open and be dedicated. Seven years later. Time has not made it any easier but all forms of courage are seen and felt everyday. Much of it silent.