How Would You Respond?

I am a curious thing.

If you have spent any time with me in real life, or if you’ve ever taken a class with me… then you know, that asking questions is MY JAM.

And I’m not talking about what you think about the weather questions.

I like to dig.

When the New York Times covered an article about the 36 Questions To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You… I breezed through them and thought they were interesting, but they needed more imagination.

I like story questions, hypothetical questions.
I think they disarm the person I’m asking, and the person tends to answer more honestly than if I just delivered a straight question.

On my Facebook page, I used to ask a Danger Diary question of the week, and it was one of the most popular regular posts that I ever did.

And you answered honestly.
And I got to know more about you.
And maybe you got to know a little bit more about you, too.

Burke is working on a show, and he gave me 15 personal questions to answer so he could develop a customized photoshoot for me based on my answers.

I realized that their were questions he asked that seemed like I had a “standard” answer to, but when I really looked at them, I realized over time, my answers had changed.  And I liked the reasons why.

I’m going to try a new feature here on Mondays called Danger Diary Question of the Week.

We can start off the week, with an intriguing trigger to the story of you.

Use the hashtag #dangerdiaryquestion on Twitter so I can find your answers, or you can answer below……


My answer?
I’d live among the ghosts of the famed Chelsea Hotel.
I’d be in good company.
On the legendary hallway walls, I’d scrawl my diary and my stories and old spells from my Grandma Helen.
I’d sleep in the pyramid on the very top of the Chelsea and on summer nights, I’d drag silks and pillows to the observation deck of the Empire State Building 11 blocks away and sleep under the stars watching the quiet, lit city below.

Now it’s Your Turn.
Where would you live?

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30 Minute Coffee House Date – Who Do You Pick?

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I have a question for you.

Her eyebrows raised…“It’s hard not to go directly to thinking about past lovers,” she said.

“Agreed,” he said.

“But then there’s people you just want to get forgiveness from, or people you fell out of touch with that you just really want to say hello to again. Those would make a better choice.”

I was in my favorite coffee hangout.
And in that place in between sleep and awake…
I had asked them a question that popped in my mind.

Can I ask you a question?

You’re sitting in a coffee house – and you can pick one person from your past that you fell out of touch with to have a latte with for 30 minutes.

  • It has to be someone you haven’t spoken to in the last 6 months.
  • No matter what the circumstance was when you last saw them – they are really happy to see you and you are happy to see them.
  • You can thank them for however they inspired you in life – and they will get to know that.
  • You can say you’re sorry (if that applies) and they will forgive you.
  • They can apologize to you (if that applies) and you will forgive them.
  • You will both leave the coffee house feeling better about everything.
  • It has to be someone that is still currently on this earth, to the best of your knowledge.
  • It has to be someone that you know in real life.

Is it an old teacher, a childhood friend who moved, that friend you lost touch with when you went to school, that person who lived on your block that you saw everyday but don’t know what ever happened to them, an old boyfriend/girlfriend, someone who helped change the course of your life, someone who moved across the world that you might not get to see as often days of not speaking turned into months, perhaps it’s a great aunt or family member who life has been so busy you haven’t picked up the phone to call.

Who would you choose?

Tell me in the comments who and why.  You don’t need to name names.

And if you are really brave and up to a challenge…contact that person in the next 24 hours.

So – you walk into a coffee house, who sits down across from you…..?
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