The two eleven year old girls lay in the sunshine, yards away from where the above ground pool sat, not quite ready to be filled. It was only May and the weather was not yet warm enough. Instead, they looked up at the sky and imagined what the clouds were shaped like and tried to make each answer more interesting than the last.
The first girl suddenly pointed up at a particular cloud that struck her interest. “That looks like Jesus!”
The second girl squinted at the cloud and tried to quell the shaky feeling the topic of God produced within her. “Yeah, I can see that,” she agreed, hoping that her friend wouldn’t push the subject. She used to believe in God when she was in preschool that was held in a church. But in the years that followed, after too many people had been unkind, she decided to keep her belief in what she could see and touch.
“God is real,” the first girl said in a gentle tone. She looked over at the pool. “God could make it rain only in the pool if He wanted to.”
The other girl thought it over. “Really? Only in the pool?”
Her friend nodded. “Really.”
Years later, the second girl would think back on this day and mark it as the beginning of her search to believe again, a search that was eventually fulfilled with joyfulness and childlike faith.
❀ 50 Questions to Ask a Friend ❀01: What’s your astrology sign?
I don’t believe in it, but I am an Aquarius.
02: What’s your favourite colour?
Purple, hot pink and silver.
03: Have you ever been in love?
04: Have you ever been kissed?
05: What’s your favourite school subject?
They were history and Spanish.
06: Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla?
Both mixed together, please.
07: Morning person or night owl?
08: The beach or the woods?
09: Summer or winter?
10: Spring or autumn?
11: What’s your Starbucks order?
12: Favourite ice cream flavour?
13: What do you look for in a partner?
Caring, faith and passion
14: Introvert or an extrovert?
15: Lucky number?
16: Favourite YouTubers?
Hmm, I haven’t used it long enough to have favorite people, but more favorite videos. I like a good music video or a long lost television series.
17: How old are you?
18: What are your pronouns?
I’m not sure what this question means. She, since I’m a woman.
19: What would you like to be named?
I love my name, Sasha Elizabeth. Everybody calls me Elizabeth.
20: Favourite songs?
My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura, Grace’s Lullaby by Sadie And The Hotheads and I Could’ve Been Your Girl by She & Him.
21: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Carla Gugino! because she’s awesome and people tell me I enough like her to be a sister. So she’s the perfect choice.
22: Cats or dogs?
23: Favourite singer?
The groups listed in Question 20
24: Favourite actress?
Elizabeth McGovern, Carla Gugino, Sasha Alexander
25: Favourite actor?
Hugh Bonneville, George Clooney
26: Coffee or tea?
27: A random unknown fact about you?
I have a photographic memory for both sights and sounds. I can memorize a sound as well as I can a visual thing.
28: Favourite blogs?
Everyone I follow 🙂
29: Internet friends?
Everyone I talk to 🙂
30: Would you consider a long distance relationship?
Maybe, but I don’t have a lot of faith in them working out.
31: Your best friend/s?
I’m a little old to classify them this way. I am close to many people for different reasons. I hate to be exclusive.
32: The last person you texted?
The owner of thecatzmeowblog.wordpress.com, who definitely is one of the people I am referring to in the above question.
33: The last person you said “I love you” to?
My mom 🙂
34: Do you have any pets?
Yes, a four month old gray tabby cat named Sadie.
35: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
36: Studio apartment or house?
37: Outside or inside?
38: Have you ever been cheated on?
Not that I know of.
39: Have you ever been lied to?
Yes, haven’t we all?
40: Happiest moment?
Seeing the ocean for the first time
41: A good childhood memory?
Getting my first cat at five
42: What do you want your job to be?
43: Do you have any weird talents?
44: Who are your role models?
God and my mom
45: Do you have any siblings?
46: Do you believe in marriage?
47: Are you a liberal?
48: Four adjectives to describe you as?
Caring, passionate, loyal, creative
49: Would you rather read or watch a movie?
I love books and films, so I really can’t give a preference. Often I like to read the book before I see the film.
50: Who would you give anything to meet and why?
I’d love to meet Elizabeth McGovern because she is a very inspiring person in acting, music and as a great human being.