11 July 2009

What are you?

A while back, my daughter told me that she thought I gave up easily. I agreed with her then. I thought about it a great deal later and came to the conclusion that I really did not give up that easily about things that really mattered to me (the way I wanted to bring up my children for example). But I've never been confrontational. I think of myself as water--a meandering stream flowing peacefully along. If a stone is thrown in its path, the water flows around it or wears it down with gentle, persistent erosion. I have dealt with most of my life like that.
So tell me, what element do you feel you are?

12 comments:

Esbee said...

I'm like dirt. I may not be crazily beautiful, but I'm very useful. I enjoy nourishing those I love, and I tend to be all over the place. I'm also wildly underappreciated by those with perhaps an unnecessarily strong need to control.

hillgrandmom said...

Thanks Esbee. you're wildly appreciated in blog world anyways.

Hip Grandma said...

I too hate confrotations and opiniated people put me off.I'd rather try to reason with people or ignore them. Being an Aquarian I think I am like water in my approach. are you an aquarian too?

hillgrandmom said...

HHg, actually I'm a Libra and so an Air sign. But then I guess liquids and vapours are sort of similar in their physical properties? :-)

Esbee said...

I'm an Aquariuan, but I've always been told it's an air sign.

hillgrandmom said...

Esbee, yes Aquarius is an Air sign. the 3 Air signs are Libra, Aquarius and Gemini. The water signs are Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio actually.

Usha said...

I try to approach issues from a practical standpoint. I will stand firm on certain issues and be pliable if the occasion demands it. So in that sense I guess I am very much the earth (my sign? I am a taurean). :)

Hip Grandma said...

I thought since Aquarius was a water bearer it was a water sign.I stand corrected.

Onedia Hayes Sylvest said...

Perhaps, sometimes to my detriment, I am fire. I get passionate and "all het up" about something and go off like a sudden flame flaring brightly. On the other hand some of the most beautiful places I have stood were the result of fiery volcanic explosions. Thus my design label "Fiery Heart Designs"

Oh --- Great post and thoughtful question. So, you , to ask it. I look forward to giving you a huge hug!.

O.

hillgrandmom said...

and Leo is a fire sign O!

Jane Turley said...

Yes, a very interesting question Sue - I've never thought of myself in these terms before but as a pisces I think maybe I have more water traits than any of the others. I am fascinated by water too - it has so many qualities. I'll probably go back to live by the sea one day:)

Dotm said...

What you wrote could easily describe me also. I usually let things pass me by unless someone could get badly hurt. But on real important issues I will stand my ground when it is necessary, but this happens very seldom. I am a Virgo and I do not let the little things get to me.