August 7 is a few days past now, and August 14 is only a few days out, so I thought if I was going to join in sharing with Cee this week, I’d better get at it. The news this week has been worrisome, and I’ve been debating about doing a post ranting, pleading for reason, talking about feelings – but so far I’ve opted not to. Instead, I’m going for a bit of light-heartedness.
What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? Hmmm. I know I recently bookmarked the URL for Greater Good, the animal rescue site that sells various items to help feed animals. I’ve bought some tunic tops from them which I love, despite the fact they’re made in India and need to be hand washed. A personal benefit from buying from them is that I can tell myself that by treating myself I’m also helping animals somewhere. I believe that’s called rationalization.
Do you believe in the afterlife? Reincarnation? I don’t know. Maybe. Sometimes. Other times not so much. I make jokes about “in my next life”, but I’m undecided.
If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels? I don’t consider myself a writer. I like to play with words, and enjoy blogging now and then – sometimes more often than others – but as to actually being a “writer” – I cannot imagine myself creating characters and story lines, and I am not the least bit poetic.
What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Although technically this was not the “past” week as intended in this question, what has inspired me most recently was the Ken Burns’ documentary on the Statue of Liberty I watched a couple of nights ago. I had not given much thought to the lady or what she stood for in a long time – this show was a good reminder, and made me wish our government would view it and give some thought to the reason she is there, the reason this country exists. But then, I do a lot of wishing that our government would give some thought to many things.
This week’s photo is of a very large thistle plant on a side street in Portland: