I stole this page from the New York Times out of my local coffee shop and have carried it around since.
It’s the article that Mandy Len wrote that contained 36 magical questions formulated by psychologist Arthur Aron to help 2 strangers fall in love.
It seems to focus a lot on death and fires, how your relationship is with your mom and then it calls you out on why you haven’t done the things you wanted to do…
totally romantic shit like that.
I can see that you’re intrigued.
Now I leave them for you to read:
Well, in a world where conversations are mostly kept to the weather
and we stare deeply into our phones more than we stare into each other’s eyes…
I do think that these questions can evoke a deep and meaningful connection with others because they are outside our normal realms of conversation.
Print them out and carry them around with you…
learn more about yourself by answering them,
and enjoy listening to other people’s stories as they reveal their own honest answers to you.
PS: Thanks to my friend, Jaye Bartell for coming up with “what the hell is in my purse” segment.
No one will ever really know.
Not even me.