Good day of skiing today. Lots of technique in the lesson, then a black piste (!!) with Elena & Christopher, then the long red # 6. Mostly I was ok.
Back at the house, after dinner I think, Robin did this psychometric test on Christopher & I. You pick your favourite animal and list 3 characteristics you like about it (Goat: Stupid, Cute but Friendly) - then your 2nd favourite (Sea Turtle: Impressive, Smart (sense of purpose & direction), and highly evolved (??!!)) - and then a 3rd (Parrot: Colourful, Chirpy yet Tragic). The first 3 characteristics (Goat) are how you see yourself. The second 3 (Sea Turtle) are how others see you. The third 3 (Parrot) show what you are really like.
Chris’s 3rd favourite animal was a Cat, one of the characteristics being “Cuddly”, and the others being “Always Nice, but Never Listens”, haha.
Robin also told me that Chris was one of a twin, and that they’d lost one. He’d mentioned it before, but I’d thought he meant his nephew Christopher.
It made me understand the family dynamics differently. I wonder if Christopher will … I don’t know … I’m sure when he’s older he will think about it a lot.
Another psychometric test Robin did on me was:
“You enter a forest, and come to a wall across the path. Describe it.”
I said it was tall, that I couldn’t see over. I wanted to say the other side was a beautiful garden, but I realised I was thinking of The Secret Garden, and so I really thought about it.
The other side … a footpath through the trees … 4pm sunlight, dappled across the path … Beyond the wood, I don’t know, maybe a stream … green fields … peace.
He told me this is how I view death.