Share Your World – Week 34

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.

Flying Pelicans

Flying Pelican with Reflection

Pair of Bald Eagles

Pelican Flock

On this Sunday morning I wish you all enough.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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9 Responses to Share Your World – Week 34

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Great answers. The caretakers of any major or chronic illness go through so much themselves and get so little recognition. Your idea for a best seller is awesome!!!!

    I also love your photos they are very artistic and graceful!


  2. Enjoyed reading your answers. The “flying pelican with reflection” photograph really grabbed me!


  3. Kathy says:

    Nice pics, Carol. Smiled at “The Gracious One” and “The Artistic One”. But best of all I liked your benediction: I wish you all enough. That is my wish for all of us, too.


  4. mlissabeth says:

    I think I am going to have to look up the author you mentioned, although I already have several books in my “to be read” queue.


  5. Heather says:

    I used to say that I’m not a writer, but I suppose I am. However, I have no illusions about my ability to weave together a plot for an actual novel. Or even a short story.
    I think your book would be hard to read. Like your experiences. It is so hard to hold on and let go.


  6. Mid56lan says:

    Oh yes you are a writer, Carol! I loved Genova’s “Left Neglect” and think I should read more of her as well. And from me to you, I hope that your weekend was enough too. Hugs.


  7. Angelia Sims says:

    The bald eagles! Wow. I think the photos are gorgeous. I like the same summer events. I don’t like watching the qualifying rounds. Give me the medal events! 🙂

    I think your book would be a very moving account that I would read. You are a writer.


  8. Karma says:

    I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions, and Kat’s photos as well. I’d love to see pelicans and eagles in the wild.


  9. I also think it would be a wonderful book… but in the meantime, I take great pleasure in your photographs.


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