I have to say, I love the questions this week. Thank you, Cee!
- Are you a collector of anything? While one could say I am a collector of fabric and yarn, I consider that stash. I could part with them and it would cause me no pain… I would, however, have to go out and get more so I could continue knitting and quilting. The truth is, I am a collector of memories. Whether through photos, or just in my mind. I am very good at pulling up tidbits of moments in the past. My grandchildren like it. They like to hear about those moments when their fathers were young and, of course, made mistakes. I have had school friends that wonder how I remember all of the moments. I thought everyone did. It is a gift this ability to collect and share memories.
“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
- What is your biggest fear or phobia? While I am not overly fond of spiders or snakes or the necessary “icky” inhabitants of our world, it is definitely not a phobia. I’m not sure I have one… at least nothing pops immediately to mind and I would think a phobia would. I long feared losing a child. I would watch the path of a plane on the computer until I knew it landed safely. I worried when they were young that something might happen that I could not control and they might be hurt.
“Lucy: Do you think you have Pantophobia, Charlie Brown?
Charlie: I don’t know, what is pantophobia?
Lucy: The fear of Everything.
Charlie: THAT’S IT!!!”
― Charles M. Schulz
- Do you prefer reading coffee table books, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational? I would have to say yes to all of them. I read almost anything. I usually have two to three books going at a time.
- Complete this sentence: If I Must Be Reincarnated In the Next Life I want to Be… This is so easy… a Weatherwoman. No pressure. You can be right and you are a hero or you can be wrong and it’s not your fault… nobody has any expectations of you being right.
Oh, I need to be serious? Well, in all seriousness I have faith that I will be put where I am needed to try and learn what I need to learn and to teach and share what is needed. Life is an adventure and to live it fully we must accept gracefully what is given and work our way through it and enjoy the good moments and learn from and improve those not so great.
- What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am always grateful for my family and good friends and their continued good health. I am grateful for meeting new friends. I am grateful that my younger brother is in a good place being taken care of by people who care about him.
I am looking forward to seeing some of my grandchildren this week and spending time with them. I always look forward to the little surprises that pop up and make your day. I hope that I can bring some joy or peace to someone I know or haven’t even met yet.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson