Thursday, 14 August 2008

You are only as old as….?

How old is God?

That’s what I love about 8 and 9 year olds they have a knack of asking seemingly simple and yet at the same time complex questions, particularly about faith.
Well, I said, he’s been with people for thousands of years, even since we began so in that sense he is very old indeed, and yet in another sense he isn’t any age at all, because he lives outside of time.
Slight tilt of the head sidewise and a few moments in thought whilst carrying on colouring…. So how old are you then? comes the follow on question… Well I am old I say, I am nearly 40. Oh that’s not old he says with all his 9 year old wisdom. My gran’s 47 – That’s old….

Oh good, that’s alright then…. I have a whole 7 years until my youth runs out!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Interesting questions

The intern at one of the churches I am working with at the moment seems to specialise in asking odd questions. It seems to be his way of getting a handle on people... but what he will make of me with the likes of....

What is your favourite book and why?
(Always an impossible question for me to answer, its like asking a parent to choose their favourite child!)

If you were a Jane Austin heroine which one would you be?
(Definitely not Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, she was a total wimp!)

What weather forcast would best describe you?
(That totally threw me, I can't say that I had ever given it much thought! But I decided on "Changeable weather ahead" after all how can one thing describe a person?)

If there were a movie made of your life who would play you? Who would play your boyfriend? and what would be the theme tune?
(Kate Winslet, chance would be a fine thing, and anything by Ennio Morricone because he is a genius with film scores.)

If you were a road, what kind of road would you be?
(Definately one of those winding B roads where you have a destination in mind but you are perfectly happy pottering along enjoying the view out of the window...)

I wait with baited breath to see what I will be asked next...