According to a unique study, by the psychologist, Arthur Aron, intimacy between two strangers will be accelerated by having them answer a particular series of personal questions. The concept (I believe in) is that shared vulnerability forms a bond.
Throughout this journal entry I am welcoming you to grow intimate with me, as I truthfully answer some of Dr. Aron's binding questions.
Perhaps, once we meet you'll reciprocate to me the pleasure of learning and loving the special individual you are...
Q: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
A: Given the choice of anyone in the world, I would want to have a delicious dinner with you dear reader: an impassioned, caring, intelligent and upstanding gentleman as my dinner date.
I would not want to share an evening with anyone less.
Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?
A: A perfect day for me, would consist of...
Waking up fully rested, with a beautiful day visible from my bedroom window... Putting together the perfect outfit, hair and makeup look... Going for a stroll somewhere with lovely scenery... Being pampered... Going on a shopping spree... Appreciating some form(s) of art... Enjoying delectable fine foods & wine... Inspiring happiness within someone... Intimacy with someone dear...
Q: When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
A: I sing to myself everyday. The last time I'd sung in front of others, was sometime ago in church.
Q: For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
A: I feel most grateful for all of the remarkable connections and relationships I have come to have through escorting. I am blessed to know some truly special people, and to have exceptional life experiences and opportunities many do not come across.
Q: If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
A: Having grown up from the humblest of beginnings, I personally understand how poverty can take away from the care and affection a child receives from their parents. Poverty creates an uneasy environment, where unfortunately all too often the last concern is expression of love.
Q: If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
A: I would wake up with the ability to speak all languages fluently... Oh, all the wonderful connections and experiences to be had!..
Q: If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
A: I would want to know life's meaning and purpose.
Q: What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
A: The greatest accomplishment of my life to date, is that I live the way I want to live unashamedly. It is all too easy to get caught up into everyone else's wants and expectations of you... I see absolutely no point in living my life suppressing my own desires to take on someones.
Q: What do you value most in a friendship?
A: Affection and care.
Q: What does friendship mean to you?
A: Kindred spirits meant to support one another and grow together in this lifetime, while enjoying the journey.
Q: What roles do love and affection play in your life?
A: Love and affection are the primary roles in my life. I am lead by love, and my desire to continuously demonstrate affection.
Q: When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
A: The last time I cried in front of another person, was when I was moved to tears at someones immense love for me... By myself, frequently. Far more tears of happiness and gratitude, than sad.