I know it is Sunday when Cee posts her sharing our world questions, which she has done, so it must be Sunday! Some of these may require some thought, but here goes.
1. What made you smile today? Waking up to Shasta straddling my body, giving me doggy kisses. Although I must admit the smile was accompanied by some grumbling because I think 5:30 in the morning is a bit earlier than necessary. Reading the blogs I follow, finding your questions. The slant of the light as the sun comes up over the hill behind us. Life.
2. Have any hidden talents? Talents? Hidden talents? I guess I would have to say patience, because if it’s a talent and if I have it, it’s really hidden. Over the years, I have tried many things usually with at least moderate success. I have dabbled in oil painting, did a bit of watercolor very briefly, digital scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, quilting, knitting. All of those things we do to try to express the artist in ourselves. More seriously, I think I have a talent for being fair, for seeing both sides of an issue. Sometimes that makes husband crazy.
3. Are you usually late, early, or right on time? I have always been early or on time. Knowing I’m late or going to be late makes my tummy churn, so nowadays my tummy does a lot of churning and I do a lot of gritting my teeth because husband has lost his ability to be on time, much less early. His movements are much slower now, and he never allows sufficient time to get ready, if he manages to remember what time I said we need to leave. I try to be patient because I know it relates to his illness, but as I said above, patience is not my strong suit.
4. What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Being alive is trudging through the days, blindly with little joy. Truly living is seeing what is around you, of finding beauty is many places. Truly living is what I started to do when we moved here, but did not do fully until after I had my surgery for cancer. As many of you know, facing a health crisis and coming out of it can be a real eye-opener.
My pictures below, taken in our yard a couple of days ago, are examples of truly living, I think.