Psychologists say these are the 10 questions you need to ask to truly get to know somebody. Who knows if that’s true – but I read it in a magazine so it must be. As we are always up for a challenge, Camparigirl and I took to the sofa with the Shrink:
Who are you closest to:
sofagirl: sofafamily and Claudia.
camparigirl: My other half, Sue, my childhood friend Silvia, and my mother
What’s your earliest memory:
sofagirl: A suede rub against my arms and shoulders, the sound of a stretching balloon, a tugging feeling. Then the smell of something rubbery.
camparigirl: my 5th birthday – the hotel porch, the white muslin dress I was wearing and a tall chocolate cake
What’s your biggest fear:
sofagirl: Being poor.
camparigirl: Being sick.
sofagirl: Floating in warm sea. With a cocktail near by.
camparigirl: Feet up on the sofa. New York Times and New Yorker scattered around me.
What are you best at:
sofagirl: Keeping my word.
camparigirl: Keeping my friendships.
What do you value most in a partner:
sofagirl: My independence being a given and not a threat.
camparigirl: Being allowed to be me.
Tell me something that will shock me:
sofagirl: How can I know what will shock you? Oh I see, if I tell you, you will know what shocks me.
camparigirl: Shock for the sake of shock is over-rated. True shock is scary and unpleasant
Describe the last time you remember feeling really happy:
sofagirl: Yesterday morning – sitting on my mat after some stretches – Jack lying next to me. We were watching a tiny humming bird drink from a bright red flower as the mist of the sprinklers made a little rainbow around him.
camparigirl: Today – with the rain outside and nary a sound in the house (aside for Portia’s snores)
What’s your biggest regret:
sofagirl: I don’t have one.
camparigirl: I don’t even know the meaning of the word.
What’s the one thing you would change about your life
sofagirl: I would worry less about money.
camparigirl: I would worry less.
Well – now you know everything there is to know about us. But how well do you know yourself? Send us your replies and we’ll share it with all our lovely C&S readers.
(pictures: Old Russian Matchbox covers. Found in the public domain.)