Let’s get to know each other #4

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How about this time you tell me about yourself?

After all we’re here to get to know each other better, right?

  • What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
  • What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
  • What is your first memory of being really excited?

Don’t be shy, tell me 🙂

Day 24 of 30

7 comments

  1. Last film that teared me up was Moana. It was a lockdown favourite and when I revisited it this week, each and every song made me well up. I was a broken woman by the end of the film.
    The first time I can remember being genuinely excited was when my sister took me to Wembley for my 12th birthday. She pretended she was taking me to see a film but as we got off the tube she pulled out two tickets to see New Kids on the Block. I shook with excitement – I can still remember just how excited I was. My sister passed away a few years back and I have never thought about this before but I cannot recall having felt so excited before that time. I am glad I have thought about this now.
    What’s made me stronger recently – my decision to stay at home for the year. Leaving the shield of work has left me open to difficulties in some ways but what I have gained has thickened my skin.

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  2. Last show to make me tear up was a K-drama on Netflix called Romance is a Bonus Book, or Something in the Rain, or One Spring Night, or Because This is My First Life – or probably all of them.
    I’m not sure what it means to be strong. I guess I’d define it as self-acceptance, so much so that it really doesn’t matter what others think, not as an idea, but actually living it. After a lifetime of inner healing the final thing that led to this was a profound recognition that I don’t choose my thoughts so therefore I’m not culpable. Neither is any of us.
    Christmas morning! Pillow case stuffed with goodies from Father Christmas. I was probably 7 though I know this family tradition would have started before this, but 7 is the earliest I remember.
    Alison xo

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  3. I’m in the “eyes leak” camp also- I don’t full-out cry, but I do tear up when I’m watching sweet or emotional things in movies or on tv. The most recent one was at the happy resolution at the end of “Pizza My Heart,” which is a five year old pizza-restaurant retelling of Romeo and Juliet starring Shiri Appleby, Dan Hedaya, and a whole bunch of other people I can’t name.

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  4. The last time I teared up was watching a protester beat up an old lady with a 2×4 on TV news coverage. The thing that made me a stronger person was watching Alzheimer’s rob my Dad of his life. The first time I remember being excited is when my Dad took me on the Rollercoaster at Coney Island. However, I’ve never been on a Rollercoaster again!!

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  5. I’ll do these in the opposite order, because it’s easier:

    3) Knowing that my mother was making a chocolate cake with chocolate icing for my fourth birthday. Because, you know, chocolate.
    2) Sitting with my mother for 3 weeks in hospice, where there was little to do except be there.
    1) Hearing the Madison and Kevin confess to each other their eating issues on “This Is Us”. I’m not quite sure why this got to me, but it did.

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  6. I weep often (or at least my eyes leak). Mostly at unexpected beauty and/or kindness.
    I don’t remember my first excited moment – but find more daily. As I learn, as I watch. Awe and wonder fill my days. For which I am grateful. So very grateful.

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