Really, I am.
It isn’t as frightful as it sounds.
Fellow Filipina blogger Maria tagged me to be part of The People Collection Meme. And to tell the truth, I am quite enticed by the novelty of it all.
The brilliant Sharon Jacobsen initiated this tag with the aim to help writers discover fresh inspiration for new stories, develop uniquely interesting characters, and discover possible resources for research.
Sharon put up Five Things, which contains links to all the people in the blogosphere who generously offered to share five profane or mundane things about themselves for the cause of literary greatness.
So, for art’s noble sake, I hereby present my five:
1. Tattooed on My Mind
I want to get a tattoo but I just don't have the guts.
I dream of having one imprinted to the side of my nape, slightly below my right shoulder, sexily revealing itself when my long hair is accidentally brushed to the side.
My desired inked image changes with my mood. Maybe I could get a tiny butterfly with exquisite wings, or a grinning angel of mischief, or a simple yet ravishing red-black rose....
Then I think how bizarre it will look when I get old and wrinkly, and I am back once again to settling for wimpy stick-ons and henna dyed tattoos. Sigh!
2. Curiosity killed the cat...
....and satisfaction brought it back.
I ask WHY? all the time.
I grew up very curious and stayed that way.
My Dad unknowingly abetted in the formation of my inquisitive nature by having a ready answer to all my puzzled queries. It inevitably followed that I expected the men I dated to live up to my father's example and have the intellectual capacity and forebearance to deal with my relentless probing.
My husband will never forget the first time he told me he was in love with me. My instantaneous response was borne out of reflex: WHY?
It threw him completely off guard and caused him to launch into a panicked monologue of incoherent mumblings I still do not get to this day.
Actually, at that time, I did not care what he said. I just watched his piercing eyes as he spoke and they were answer enough.
3. Secret Spellbinder
I am a bit of a witch.
I have a strong sense of intuition. There are times when I know something will happen before it happens. And more disconcertingly, there are moments when I can actually will something to happen.
You would thus do well not to cross me.
4. Suspect the Unsuspecting
I am a sucker for surprises. I love giving them and I love receiving them.
5. Silent Observer
I have a knack for reading people well. I'm quick to discover what makes people tick by observing them closely - the way they move, speak, look, dress, act and yes, blog.
I find human beings to be the most fascinating creatures on the planet and I thoroghly enjoy learning more about each new character I come across.
On that note, I now excitedly summon five bloggerfriends to make known five never yet publicly aired things about themselves.
1. Handsome Houseband
2. Poet Tom
3. WonderMom Janet
When you are done with your meme, you can visit Sharon's Five Things so she can link up your list to her blog.
If there are more of you who want to share something personal that may inspire writers to write better, don't hesitate to join in.
Stand up and be collected!