1. In Citizen Kane, the main character’s last word before dying is “Rosebud,” which is discovered later to be the name of a favorite childhood sled. The idea is that this rich, powerful, hated man, in his last moment, finds himself thinking of happy, innocent times. If the film were about your life, what word might you utter in similar sentiment?
I have vivid memories of growing up in Murray and most of them involve playing in the backyard with Mattie and Danielle. My dad built us a playhouse and we would take turns jumping off the roof when we felt brave enough. We would dress up in my mom's scarves and play indians. Then we would climb the fence to the neighbors house to suck the nectar out of he honeysuckle that grew along the fence and swing on their swingset. Oh the things that bring joy to a child...
2. In Groundhog Day, the main character is forced to live the same day again and again until he has learned to love others and to love himself. If you found yourself in an endless loop, living one day repeatedly until you learned the lesson that was holding you back, what would that lesson be?
I have a bad habit of automatically assuming people don't like me. I think it's some sort of defense mechanism. I take a long time to really trust people but I'm working on that.
3. In Freaky Friday, a mother and daughter who have difficulty understanding each other find themselves each living the other’s life (occupying the other’s body and everything!). If this were to happen to you for similar reasons, whose body would you wake up in?
I would switch bodies with Mattie because I never had roommates and the opportunities to grow that living away from home presents. I would make her life a happy one.
4. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones has to jump into an underground room filmed with the one thing that freaks him out: snakes. “Why did it have to be snakes?” he asks. If the movie were about you, what would you see in the underground room?
Spiders. I really hate spiders. Ask Packy.
5. In Parenthood, a main character explains to her husband that she loves the ups and downs of family life,
she finds it exhilarating and says "I happen to love the roller coaster." Do you love the roller coaster or would you rather be on the merry go round?
I don't know that I wouldn't take the merry go round. It's hard to say. Of course the times my family has really come together have been during the trials. But sometimes there's things you wish you could change because someone's life is so hard and you just can't make decisions for people. In that sense the roller coaster scares me so. I need to a be more accepting of others' free will even when their choices create chaos in their life.
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