"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question”

Cal Desmond-Pearson
5 min readSep 21, 2019

– Decouvertes

Photo by Evan Dennis on Unsplash

I found these questions on Pinterest (the magical place — and frequently rabbit hole — where you can literally find anything).
I want to write something more about me and you should do it too!
Write your answers in the comment section below:

Q 1. Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen?
— Black ink.
Q 2. Would you prefer to live in the country or the city?
— Oh the country definitely preferably on an island!
Q 3. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
— Learn to play the Hurdy-Gurdy.
Q 4. Do you drink your tea or coffee with sugar?
— No sugar or milk in either coffee or tea.
Q 5. What was your favourite book as a child?
— Hard one! The Hobbit? Or anything by Enid Blyton.
Q 6. Do you prefer baths or showers?
— Shower followed by long bath.
Q 7. If you could be a mythical creature, which would you choose?
— Faerie of Seelie Court (more beneficently inclined, but still dangerous).
Q 8. Do you prefer reading paper or electronic books?
— Both. Though I tend to read more non-fiction on my device than fiction.
Q 9. What is your favourite item of clothing?
— Biker jacket.
Q 10. Do you like your name? Would you ever change it?
— Already changed it. My "real" name is Mark (I was in a group of people with 5 other Marks in it which was confusing).
Q 11. Who is a mentor to you?
— I have several who I look to - Deanna, Ian, and Julia from the Hero Project. Maff and Jenny from Camerados.
Q 12. Would you ever want to be famous? If so, what for?
— Famous? Too much hassle!
Q 13. Are you a restless sleeper?
— Yes - I average 4—5 hours a night (that is after taking sleeping tablet and pain killers). Too many years on night shift messed up my Circadian Rhythm.
Q 14. Do you consider yourself a romantic?
— A hopeless romantic.
Q 15. Which element best represents you?
— Water. Flowing water usually represents change and the passage of time.
Q 16. Who do you want to be closer to?
— My friends.
Q 17. Do you miss someone at the moment?
— Yes. My parents and a certain person I care deeply about but doesn’t know it.
Q 18. Tell us about an early childhood memory.
— When I was 14, on holiday near Wakefield and meeting my first real love.
Q 19. What is the strangest thing you have eaten…



Cal Desmond-Pearson

Camerados—Pirate—Social Change—Stroke Survivor—AutDHD—Wheelchair Witch—Mad/Crip Punk—NonBinary—Fae/Faer/They/Them—Thanatology—Anarcho/Hope/Solar/Hookland Punk