January 13th, 2011
|04:30 pm - meme?|
barbhendee posted an interesting list, received for the construction of a 'Chinese Portrait'. No instructions were provided, just the following questions:
- If you were a quality?
- If you were a flaw?
- If you were a work of art?
- If you were a sound?
- If you were a song/music?
- If you were a word?
- If you were a book?
- If you were a motto/a quotation?
- If you were a movie?
- If you were a time period?
- If you were a personage of fiction?
- If you were an animal?
- If you were a mythological being or supernatural creature?
I don't know what makes them particularly Chinese, but they are interesting. Moreso than many sets making the rounds, so why not?
- Stubbornness. (Yes, these are the same.)
- One of those stone installations by Andy Goldsworthy.
- Water over stones; sometimes a waterfall.
- The Host of the Seraphim, Dead Can Dance. (The link is to a video, which is powerful but not about what the song means to me. I'm not good enough with the search-fu to find a link just to the music.)
- Book. (My first word. This is actually quite revelatory, when I contemplate both my life and the circumstances of my childhood.)
- The intersection of Green by Jay Lake, Kraken by China Miéville and Finder by Carla Speed McNeil.
- "What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?" Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky. (Yes, I have been depressed lately. Not so much the particulars as the feel.)
- Post-World War I or II, when the supposed Great War to End All Wars had just actually been the first set of an ongoing series of global conflicts. (It's never an ending, only a respite. Life goes on.)
- Severus Snape, as ultimately revealed. (You might get the impression from this list I'm not very good at being a girl; you might be right.)
- Cat, possibly Horse, but mostly entirely social primate. (Far too prone to feces-flinging than makes me comfortable.)
- The Cat Who Walks By Itself (and all places are alike to me).