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trying again

I am so NOT Holly Golightly, described by Capote as “an American geisha.” He wrote the character about various New York socialites and wanted Marilyn Monroe to play her in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. I resemble neither Marilyn nor Audrey Hepburn in even the slightest way, except that we are all female. When friend Chris wrote that he’s Atticus Finch – Atticus Finch, the most noble character ever written! – I decided to try again. This time, changing a few answers – I mean, some of the questions are so vague – the result was only marginally better.

Scout is of course about nine years old. There is definitely a theme about completing tasks.

You are Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird

At your best, like Scout, you are inspiring company for your friends, colleagues and even strangers. Atticus would be proud as your empathic nature helps you to walk around in other people’s shoes. Being around you is fun as you instinctively know how to make people feel good about themselves.
On a bad day, you might blurt out something your neighbours wish you’d kept to yourself. Remember to take time out occasionally to work through your experiences. These periods of reflection will help you complete tasks and return to your naturally cheery, inspiring self.



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About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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