It is Monday – Labor Day Monday for those of us in the United States – and Cee has posted her Share Your World questions – glancing at them, I think these will require some thought, as many of them have.
1. Do you believe in the afterlife? Reincarnation? I think so. I would have been more definite about it when I was younger. But wouldn’t it be just amazing to come back, to have another life? Perhaps in a new place, perhaps even being lucky enough that the experience gained in your past life comes back with you? I think that would be – well – priceless!
2. For your computer Mac or Windows based computer? Desktop, laptop or other? Oh. One of each. I have the Windows based desktop with the 27″ monitor that husband ever so graciously agreed that I should have. The desktop is used primarily for photo-editing nowadays. Then I got my Asus Netbook before the trip to Korea because I really really “needed” something for travel, and the laptop is my husband’s. Then came the iPad – it’s my son’s fault – which now gets used the very most and is near my side almost all of the time. The Netbook will still travel with me, on those occasions that might come up allowing for travel, because I cannot upload photos to the iPad and it doesn’t have a whole lot of storage space. I have always been a Windows-based person, but if the desktop were to die and if my budget would permit, I think I would go Mac.
3. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Here comes the dream sequence. I would like to witness, wishfully in the not-too-distant future, the leaders of the countries of the world coming together, talking peacefully, shaking hands and meaning it, agreeing to live in harmony, allowing each of us to agree to disagree without rancor. I would like to witness, in the not-too-distant future, an overhaul of our political system, with our so-called “leaders” also agreeing to disagree without rancor but to work together and to remember that their purpose is to do what is best for our country and its people, and to spend our tax dollars at home on things like education, overhauling health care, realizing that other countries, other cultures are not necessarily better off when we try to force our ways down their throats.
4. What are you reading fiction or non-fiction or studying and would you recommend it? I read primarily fiction, although not as much as I used to. I am currently reading The Law of Similars by Chris Bohjalian, and yes, I would recommend it. My wish list on both Barnes and Noble’s Nook book list and Amazon’s Kindle list grow longer regularly, as does my wish list on the library’s ebook section. I also read magazines – Newsweek, The Week, Oprah, sometimes Woman’s Day and others. All on the iPad. Everything is now on the iPad. Life is good.
For photos this day, I shall share a few of Her Royal Highness, Lady Lily, who blessed us with her presence the other morning as she napped and then groomed. Lady Lily spends most of her raucous life which truly is anything but ladylike, out in the yard, harassing other living things.
I wish you all a week of living.