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Saturday, November 20, 2010

How are You?



We look at a plant and we know how It is, what weeds or parassites are affecting it. But, do we know that about people? How are You? we ask with little or no interest in the answer, day after day.

I left such an inquiry for Erin

Read her answer.
I'm in awe.

the tiny leaf

20 comments:

becky at abbeystyle said...

Nothing like getting a full-blown answer!!! :)

yaya said...

Wow is right..I read her answer and then the other posts. I'm not sure why I can't analyze my life in that way, or feel that deeply, to put pen to paper (finger to keys)to share with anyone. Maybe because I don't feel the need...but she did it beautifully and again I say "Wow".

Woman in a Window said...

Rosaria, warmest hugs. I trust you and so I can answer. Now, how are you, beautiful woman? Show me into the meat of your world.

(By no means did you need to link, although I know that you know this. I had a few minutes before I was off to work and into my day and thought of you, as I often do, and your kind question.)

xo
erin

Dedene said...

She's quite a writer! Impressive indeed.
How are you, by the way?

Villa-loredana said...

Somethimes like a lleaves on the wind, but how are you all. Loredana.

ellen abbott said...

I know how shallow the question is, no one really wants to know how you are when they ask the question, even me. But it seems rude not to ask it before getting down to business.

Brian Miller said...

you know if we answered honestly we would probably feel a lot better, but i wondr how many we would scare away...smiles.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's true. People rarely want to know how you really are.

Maggie May said...

I don't think we really expect nor want a very long answer. You are supposed to say, "Fine, Thank you!" No matter what! LOL!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

decomondo said...

You can't imagine how much would I like to answer this question.
Warm hugs, instead.
You are a very special woman.

Rob-bear said...

Interesting. I read Erin's post a few days ago, and found it a bit overwhelming. Amazing writer!

Me? I'm all right for the shape I'm in. Any more than that, and I'll have to think.

Eva Gallant said...

I can only say what I left for a comment on Erin's post...the two of you blow me away...your words are so profound!

Marguerite said...

Guess you got a little more than you bargained for when you asked that question! :) I'm fine, thank you!

the walking man said...

That was a beautiful answer.

I too have food, clothing, shelter. I have done my best with the history i have and now find that the one thing I am most of all is content.

Rose said...

Lol, doesn't matter what the other person will answer, its always "fine thanks and you?"

NitWit1 said...

I agree with several, who consider it a perfunctionary greeting and don't really want to know.'

It is kinda like "Good Morning" when it isn't "good" at all. Kids sick all night, have a hangover, Did not sleep due to personal problems etc.

But we are expected to put on a smile and say "Good morning, afternoon, or night!:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Thanks for introducing me to a fantastic blog - she's a great writer. I have one friend who challenges me whenever I say I'm "fine" in response to this question... he wants me to answer it, not just say something.

Patricia said...
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Patricia said...

"Fine" will never sound the same again. Her response encourages me to look at the meat of my life. Loved the line..."I carry guilt around like my change purse!" What does that tell me about me!
Thanks so much for sharing this.

Grandmother said...

You're right. It's a stunning answer. Full of the stuff of real life. Precious. Thank you for sharing her.