February 10, 2012 – Friday 5

I’ts been pretty quiet on the Wycket front lately. Earlier this week, the father of one of my grade/high school acquaintances died. It was very, very sudden, and her father was younger than my dad is now. My heart is absolutely breaking for her right now. I don’t even know what I would do in her situation.

This has been paired with the fact that last week I began to mull over The Really Big Questions: What happens when we die? What is the meaning of life? This week, those questions bothered me far more than they have in the past: they demanded a lot of my energy to work through potential answers. I have some answers that I have come up with, and I find comfort in them. I also know that I am indelibly changed by this time of questioning, and I will continue to pursue supplementing the conclusions that I have reached

I’ve had a lot to think about this week, but being as fraught with anxiety as I am, I wasn’t really ready to spill my guts about it on the internet. I’m still not ready to talk about the Big Questions and Answers, actually; I’m still in some discomfort over the week as a whole.

Since I don’t want to leave this post on a down note, I shall close with the Friday5. Have a good weekend folks: I’m going to take this weekend and try to use it productively.

  1. When did you last have a bubble bath?
    Not since middle school. I find the soap used to make the bubbles extra bubbly sucks the moisture out of my skin.
  2. What are your thoughts on bubble-wrap?
    A little chewy, but delicious all the same.
  3. In general, how large is your interpersonal-space bubble compared to other people’s?
    Pretty wide. I’m not a hugger, although people seem to think that I enjoy them (I do, just not as a greeting). If we’re in a crowded space, and there is no choice but to rub shoulders, I can dig it. But if we’re in a big wide space, and you’re close enough to me that I think you’re going to try and jump on for a piggyback ride, I’m going to feel squicky.
  4. What carbonated beverage have you most recently enjoyed?
    Diet Coke.
  5. Who in your life can be described as having a bubbly personality?
    Definitely one of my co-workers.

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