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...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Write to Remember

This piece is available as a numbered, signed print, in a short run...contact me if you are interested in one.
When you look at all the little "write" images hear, "Scritch, scritch," or "tap, tap, tap."

write to make sense of experiences.
write to learn as much as you can from the all and the everything.
write because words and ideas are fascinating.
write because exploring concepts is play.
write to synthesize discoveries and make them practical. or relevant.
write to become the best version of yourself.
write to find your own power and in that process, empower others.
write to inspire, motivate, comfort, facilitate, discover,
communicate, create & connect.
In this scratching, this making of marks - find diverse ways
to make colorful, beautiful, lasting marks on the
pages of your days.
write to remember and do what matters. 
- mary anne radmacher ©

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