Here are the four Share Your World questions for this week:


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What one word describes you best?

My nephew is currently applying to universities, and he mentioned to me over this past weekend that one of the schools had posed the question, “What is your favorite word?” This of course got me thinking about what my favorite words are, so this question does not find me unprepared. After grumbling a while about the whole concept of favorites, I wound up telling my nephew that my favorite was ‘oeuvre’.


Another of my favorite words is ‘mosaic‘ – and it strikes me now that this word could be used to describe myself. I am in a way a loose conglomeration of various experiences, impressions, memories… which, when viewed all, together somehow form a coherent pattern or picture (i.e. me).


What is set as the background on your computer? 

The painting Earth by Jean-Michel Basquiat. I was introduced to Basquiat’s work by a painter friend in college, and took to it immediately. Most of his paintings are quite busy with words and symbols and color, and then there is this one, so different from the others. Later, I saw the movie Basquiat, directed by Julian Schnabel, and loved it.


If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been to?

Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia.


Angkor Wat – a temple complex in Cambodia – largest religious monument in the world…


What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?

When it came time for me to consider resolutions for 2018, I took as my inspiration the 1927 prose poem Desiderata by American writer Max Ehrmann.


[click image for entire text of poem]

I read the poem closely, and let it read me, so to speak, arriving finally at my resolutions.


Thanks, Cee, for the stimulating questions and for the opportunity to participate in your community!