Friday, April 8, 2011

If you Met Me...


It's Friday again and that means another "Five Minute Friday" with The Gypsy Mama! Five Minute Friday is where we write on a given topic for 5 minutes only, no editing, no worrying if it's "just right." It's so much fun--I invite you to try it! This week the topic is, "If You Met Me." Here goes:

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If you met me I would try to get to know you. Because that's what I do best--know people. Really know them. Not just their likes or dislikes, interests and hobbies--but their souls. Because I love making real connections with people.

If you met me I would hope you found me interesting and engaging. I tend to ask lots of questions. Partly because I hate silences but mostly because I'm genuinely interested in hearing what you have to say. I love learning from others.

If you met me I would probably seem somewhat friendly and “normal” at first glance. I've gotten pretty good at making small talk over the years. But to really know me-that would take time. I protect my hurt, my pain, my deepest insecurities...and letting you into that world takes many moons. It requires that dance of sharing--trading bits and pieces of our hearts, our hurts, our wisdom and life lessons. Stepping in time to that beautiful waltz of human connection.

If you met me, I'd hope we'd get the chance to “dance” together someday.


Stop.


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Happy Friday Everyone!

3 comments:

  1. "The dance of sharing" - I love that! I'm someone who locks the hard things away too, so I can fully relate. But you're so right - that dance is the real joy of connection, and I think that's why a lot of us blog. I'm beginning to see how much it is why I do, anyway. :)

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  2. Great post! wish I could be more like you when I meet people—inquisitive, friendly, generally nice! Instead I come off as distant and more than a little bit cold. Isn't it interesting how so many people can come up with so many different thoughts on the same topic?

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  3. oh, that dance takes a while to master, doesn't it? i'm finding with tiny ones running around, it's harder and harder to connect like that--when in college it seemed to take seconds.

    i love people who ask wonderful questions. i long to be one, too:)

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