Sunday and the questions posed this week by Cee will probably prompt some hedging from me. We’ll see. So here goes:
1. If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels? I’m not really a writer of anything but my blog; based on that, I guess I’d have to say short stories. Really short stories. I have no confidence in my ability to weave a convincing plot or to develop characters that would capture the attention of readers, so I think my “writing career” will be blog only.
2. If you had only one book you could write what would it be about? Assume it is a top 10 seller of any genre. I think, based on where my life is now, it would be a book about the difficulties in watching one you love diminish from the effects of advanced cancer; about the difficulties in caregiving and the emotions that come with it – the feeling of inadequacy and helplessness. Lisa Genova has written a couple of excellent books from the viewpoint of a person suffering a couple of illnesses that really impressed me – early onset alzheimer’s and being left-neglected – she would be my role model.
3. Did you watch the opening of the Olympics in London? What was your favorite part of the opening? We got into it late and watched only a portion of it. It just didn’t grab me like the Beijing opening did. Hearing about it afterwards, it’s apparent we missed the good parts.
4. What is your favorite summer Olympic event or events? Swimming, diving, gymnastics – I like Misty May and Kerry, so I’ll watch the beach volleyball. Yesterday we also watched the women’s volleyball team play South Korea – largely because Gep turned it on and I became engrossed. The winter Olympics has more events that I like.
Well, that really wasn’t so bad. Sometimes I look at the questions and think I don’t know how to answer them – then the fingers go on the keyboard, words come out, and my goodness! there are answers. Whether they make any sense is a whole ‘nother question.
Today I’ll share with you some photos the Artistic One took when we went on a short boat ride with her husband and the husband of the Gracious One. She generously shared them with me — where they are not sharply focused, blame it on being in a moving boat.
On this Sunday morning I wish you all enough.