Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
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Even More Questions

These memes get around, don't they? And I think even more are coming. I'm not tagging in every post, so you're not getting questions if you comment. Ha! These are from tadeudz:

1. What is the best thing about being a parent?
2. Explain Rumi to me in laymans terms (I have no idea what it is :( sorry)
3. What are your concerns about the future?
4. IF you could choose your perfect job, what would it be?
5. What is your funniest memory of childhood?



1. What is the best thing about being a parent?

That's really hard to chose! The best I could do was narrow it down to:

The smell of new baby
Hugs
"I love you!" or "We're best friends!" or "I wanna be your cuddle-bug!"
The magical ability to kiss away boo boos
The weird ass things that come out of the mouths of kids
Big sister running with a hug and a song when little sister cries


2. Explain Rumi to me in laymans terms (I have no idea what it is :( sorry)

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet. He met his friend and mentor, Shams of Tabriz, and embarked on a spiritual journey that led to some of the best ecstatic poetry ever sung. His followers founded the Mevlevi Order, which is more commonly known as the Whirling Dervishes (Sufism). His poetry resonates deeply with me, and you can see awesome examples either by checking out my Rumi tag or by joining dailyrumi.

I think my favorite poem of his is A Mouse and a Frog or possibly the more famous poem The Guest House. This post, To Become One with the Beloved: Union in Rumi’s Poetry, shows a sample of passages on that theme that I really liked.




Click me for sweet Rumi icons!



3. What are your concerns about the future?

Money, mostly. And I get scared that something might happen to my girls.



4. IF you could choose your perfect job, what would it be?

I like what I do do, only I wish I had a bit more success to go with it. I love doula and reiki work, particularly when I get to combine the two, and I also love staying at home with my kids. If I had my ultimate dream, though, I would love to have a large parcel of land in the mountains where we could build a self-sufficient farm on one end and have campsites &/or cabins on the other end for spiritual & survivalist/sufficiency retreats.


5. What is your funniest memory of childhood?

I don't know. There are large gaps in my memory of childhood. I remember once we were banished to our rooms when mom & Rick had friends over, so we were sneaking out all make-upped and soldier-crawling, being top secret spies. Tina came zooming across a doorway and fell on me, whereupon I promptly fell over and farted loudly. Our position was compromised, as was my pride for several weeks.
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