Share Your World – October 30, 2017

Here it is – another Halloween, the day prior to the “month of the dead” celebration. Over the years, the meaning of Halloween has changed – a lot – now being the day/evening for children to practice being frightening, in a nice way, and to fill their bags with sweets and treats. When I was a child, and when my children were children, it was a fun evening. Now, living on a dark, rural road, with no children around, it is simply another day. I’m fine with that – it’s one of those “been there, done that” things for me. But – it is also the beginning of a new week, and time to join Cee in sharing.

Where do you eat breakfast? My preference would be to eat breakfast out, at a place where it is cooked for me, served to me, and cleaned up afterwards by someone other than me. At home, left to my own devices, breakfast does not often happen, but when it does, it will consist of complex foods like a smoothie, a bagel with cream cheese, an English Muffin with lots of butter. You know, complex foods that take maybe a minute to prepare. And it will never ever be right after I get up – breakfast is most appreciated a couple of hours after I’ve gotten up. At least a couple of hours.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with? My choices are simple – not complicated at all. My first choice of people I’d like to spend time with, any time, is always my kids, my Kat and Gep. Next in line would be my friends, congenial, with like interests, comfortable. It would be a relaxing evening. I am beyond the point in life where I am looking for challenges or much stimulation.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? Oh gosh. Maybe an Oak tree, strong and sturdy, flaunting my flamboyant colors in the fall, providing nuggets for wild critters to store for winter. And in the heat of the summer, providing shade for all who wish to linger near me and a place for the birds to start their new families.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I’m not sure what it was that inspired me, but this week I have felt more inspired to indulge myself with my inks, deciding to create whatever moves me at the moment, with no consideration to whether it’s something others might want to buy. Because I’ve concluded that attempting to make art that might be marketable takes away the fun, the freedom, of making art. But this might be the source of another blog post one day.

And now, to share one of the “creations” I came up with this week:

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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 2 dogs, 1 cat, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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8 Responses to Share Your World – October 30, 2017

  1. My husband always makes fun of me because I prepare the easiest breakfast imaginable, while he creates these elaborate concoctions for himself. Quick and easy – I’m with you! Happy Halloween, Carol. I enjoy your Halloween/autumn-inspired inks!

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  2. My breakfast is a plant protein shake. Easy-peasy, I just push a button 🙂

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I usually don’t eat for a couple of hours either. Breakfast out is always good. 😀

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I prefer breakfast after I’ve been up for an hour or two. What I like varies, but it’s usually yogurt with granola OR oatmeal with brown sugar. There’s always a handful of almonds involved.

    I’d like to be a tree. Maybe a willow? Flexible. Or a linden tree? Sweet fragrance. I dunno which one.

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  5. jay53 says:

    You’ve arrived at a good place with your art, then, Carol! In my opinion, the only way is to make art just for your own satisfaction, and with no expectations. That’s really the only way to be truly creative!

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  6. First coffee, and then, an hour or so later breakfast – same as you simply complex.

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  7. Dawn says:

    Breakfast is usually a bowl of cold cereal and milk. Usually right after I get up unless I get up at 4:30 because Katie wants to be up. Then I try to get her (and me) back to bed for a couple hours before pouring the cereal. For awhile lately I was trying to cook an egg over easy and make a piece of toast. But then I ran out of eggs. And bread. So I’m back to cold cereal and milk.

    And who would I like to spend a few hours with? I don’t think it would be my parents because I’d have to say goodbye again and that would just about kill me. So I think I’d ask for former President Obama. I really would have liked to spend one time just talking to him. About lots of stuff. But maybe that choice is influenced tonight by being in DC. If I was home maybe I’d say I’d like to talk for awhile with ….you know?….I think wherever I was I’d like to talk to President Obama.

    A tree or a plant? Well. I liked your oak idea. But I think I’d want to be a forget-me-not. Because I’d like to be remembered. And I’d like to spread good cheer like the tiny little blue flowers do in my garden. And because they’re pretty and easy to grow and make people smile.

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  8. Lisa says:

    These questions always make my brain hurt. 🙂 Breakfast could be as simple as a granola bar, or as complex as a fried egg/ham/cheese sandwich. But it’s always accompanied by a nice cuppa of hot tea. Dinner would be with a my BFF who lives in Steamboat, CO….who I miss terribly. Not sure what type of vegetation I’d be. Probably a redbud tree since it’s my favorite flowering spring tree after a long winter. xoxox

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