Since it’s almost time for Week 26, I thought I’d better sit down long enough to take care of Cee’s Week 25 of sharing. I’ve been volunteering at the Train Mountain office a few hours a day during their Triennial Meet (with over 1000 people and 370 one-eighth scale trains in attendance) and there’s something about leaving the house that makes me feel I need to do nothing when I return. What is that, anyway? So today, before I leave, here goes.
1. What did you or did not like about the first apartment you ever rented? I was so excited to have my own apartment I thought it was pure heaven. I have only vague memories of it now – it was a small basement apartment.
2. What kind of art is your favorite? Why? Hard question to answer. In photography, I’m really drawn by portraits showing a lot of character, with strong contrast. My son took a lot of photos of the people in Honduras and Africa when he was there, and some of those pictures of little kids with huge, luminous eyes are irresistible. Photographs of nature, landscapes, seascapes, mountainscapes. In paintings – my interest varies. I’ve always been into more realism, but lately I’ve purchased some more abstract prints with strong lines and colors. I guess you could say my favorites are dependent upon the moment and the mood. Kind of the story of my life.
3. How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? I am the oldest, with two younger brothers, the oldest of which is nine years younger than I. My youngest brother died several years ago from a blood clot.
4. Complete this sentence: I’m dreaming of a white …. (and no you can’t use Christmas as your answer) I’m dreaming of a white dove with a fairy dressed in white riding on his back, flying around our world sprinkling common sense and love in her fairy dust on all the peoples and the governments of the world. They will be known as the dove and fairy of peace, intelligence and fairness.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for the opportunity to see many of my old friends from the days I worked at Train Mountain and the opportunity to break out of my routine for a little while. I am looking forward to my neighborhood friends returning from their various trips and for the opportunity to get back into my regular routine. I am also looking forward to my new, hopefully undamaged, dishwasher being delivered and installed next week.