What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
I’ve been moved to tears by British Columbia’s Mount Robson as viewed from the observation car of a transcontinental train. This was on a student exchange trip in 1973.
Similarly, on a trip to Arundel Castle in the late 1980’s, the view from the castle keep turned me into a blubbering idiot. I was mortified by my reaction, as were my friends and the other tourists who gave me wide berth. It was a castle, OK? There was an expanse of greenery, a tree festooned in pink blossoms, and the sunlit British countryside. You seen one, you seen them all, right?
Well, apparently not.
I spent an hour tonight locating the photos from those trips. Images of Mount Robson have faded, lo these 45 (!) years. Arundel did not survive the pitch and purge exercises that preceded our move north. Sorry folks. Nothing to see here.
How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I am the oldest of three children. Two brothers.
Unless you include the two half-sisters from Dad’s first marriage. Then…
OMG! That makes me the middle child!
For the purposes of this conversation, I am the BIG SISTER, capiche?
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I certainly would NOT be one of those zero-balance jobs. We all know what happens when I wear those sorts of crazy shoes. Forget heels. Forget zero heels. Sensible shoes, for the win!
What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
My dietary adventures fall in the same category as my footwear. Nothing too outrageous, certainly nothing reality-show worthy. I had Canada Goose, once. (Shh. It’s a secret.) I also tried ostrich – tastes like beef. (Betcha thought I was gonna say “chicken”, didn’tcha?)
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful that I have recovered from the cold/flu/nasty bug. I am grateful for the woodstove and beautiful sunsets. I’m grateful for the bounty that is our universe. I am grateful for this social media platform where I can share and bear witness.
For the week upcoming? I’d like to say that I look forward to the climactic episode wherein a certain ruler’s hubris and unfathomable irresponsibility bites him where it counts and he stumbles and falls and never regains his momentum. So help me God.
And I’m not even a little bit religious.
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