I am sitting here reading a few blogs, the ones I am so far behind on reading I shall never catch up, and ran across Cee’s Sharing Your World blog for week 32. These questions are a bit challenging, for me at least, so I thought I would give it a bit of a go.
1. Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood? Oh boy! I think maybe if I was back in my 20s or 30s, I might go for the wild turbulent life – although I’m not really sure of that. A life with some adventure, yes, but I’m not all that convinced I would really want that much turbulence. Now, at my age or even 10 years ago, I’d go for the contented secure life surrounded by family and friends. Wide swings of fortune and mood are for the young, in my opinion.
2. Would you like to be famous? In what way? Not really famous but perhaps recognized for something. Maybe photography, maybe writing, although truly I recognize I am not good enough for recognition for either of those. In reality, having the love of my kids and having them want to spend time with me is probably the greatest fame or recognition I could wish for.
3. If you could cure one disease, what would that be? Here I’m really torn. I think the disease that frightens me the most would be Alzheimer’s, yet I see what cancer can do. How technical are we being here? Alzheimer’s is one disease, while there are many many forms of cancer, so is it one disease or many? If I could relieve those afflicted with diseases like cancer of their pain, that would be a beautiful thing I think.
4. If you were invisible, where would you go? I think I would like to sit in on a couple of planning sessions for political parties – I would like to hear and see what really goes on when the cameras aren’t turned on and reporters aren’t present. Although I’d probably give my presence away because it would all make me so angry I’d be unable to keep quiet.
Let me now share with you a few photos I took of what was blooming in the garden about a week ago.
And – coming up one day soon I hope, Romeo and Juliet have an announcement to make!