If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
My speech: The second stanza of the Metta Meditation.
Meditation is all about repeating. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May you be content
May you love yourself completely
And with great kindness
Just as you are now
No matter what happens
If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?
In 1989 I traveled to England with a couple. We toured the southern reaches of the country and stayed in B&B’s along the way. I’ve got photos in an album and someday I will scan them and share them here. But what I want to write about is the incredible emotional impact I felt upon encountering historic sites. I was by turns overwhelmed with grief or rage or awe. It confused me then and puzzles me still.
If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, which store would you pick?
When I lived with The Performer, one of our favourite pastimes was solving cryptic and crossword puzzles. We subscribed to Games Magazine which, at the time, was available in hard-copy only. Besides the word puzzles, the publication included “find the hidden objects” games.
One particular series of the hidden objects variety featured the artwork of Joan Steiner. Her pieces completely captivated me. Steiner’s work includes a series of Look Alike books, The More You Look, the More You See. She used everyday objects to compose a miniature scene or diorama.
This is a long-winded answer to the question, but if I had to spend one weekend alone in a single store but could remove nothing, I’d choose this store. Click on the photo for a larger image.
If you were given a boat or yacht today, what would you name it? (You an always sell the yacht later)
“For Sale: The SS Sink or Swim” I never did learn how to swim.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week I had the chance to catch up with people who I haven’t seen in a while. I had dinner with a girlfriend and lunch with my brother and his family. Next week… things are pretty quiet on the home front which suits me fine. The garden is in and now begins the weeding and watering.
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