"Which kinds of care do you find difficult? Or tend to shy away from?" "which do you find relatively easy?"
Of the kinds of care listed by Stanfield:
- Care for our work
- Structural care
- Rituals of care
- Symbolic care
- Care in human encounters
"What do you do when you want to escape from your cares?" As above, I sort things. Or glue myself to wasteful screen time.
"What difference does it make whether or not you care in certain situations?" 'Anything worth doing is worth doing right.' is one answer to that. I really can't be bothered doing a half-ass job of anything.
"In what areas of your life do you need to show more care?" Care for my surroundings and my home.
"Name 10 specific acts of care (beyond the usual) that you need to do in the next week." 1. Order dresses for the wedding. 2. Order the square boxes Em asked for and design decorations for them 3. Make up, print, and mail the wedding invitations 4. Dye my hair 5. Brush my dogs' hair behind the ears to get the matts out. 6. Scrub the bathrooms upstairs. 7. Take myself to the doctor for a different prescription. 8. Organize for shots for David and me. 9. Pay the bills. 10. Kill the ants in the back yard.
"How, in future, are you going to make sure you take care of yourself, that you may continue to care for others?" Just as I am now.