You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. --FRANZ KAFKA
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
THE THREE STUPIDEST THINGS I'VE EVER DONE
Photograph: Arrebato by ccdd via Flickr
I was so excited when I found out Jeannette from Musings of a Middle-Aged Woman fame had tagged me for another meme. It's almost like being picked for the softball team in the fifth grade--something that didn't happen all that much for a kid with my athletic (in)abilities. But here I am playing on another meme team, with a third waiting in the wings. (See comments under THE SUNDAY OPTIMIST.)
Question number 1: What are the three stupidest things you've ever done in your life?
This is the most interesting question of the bunch. I believe stupid things are repeated over and over until we get it right. (I still haven't.) Thus, I started with the first three I could remember, and wrote my answer in the form of a poem: I WAS FIVE.
Question number 2: At the current moment, who has the most influence on your life?
Whoever I allow to influence me. On some days, my skin is so permeable that a rude cashier in the grocery store can ruin an otherwise perfect day. Other days, I feel so good I'm (almost) invincible.
Question number 3: If you were given a time machine that functioned, and you were allowed to only pick up to five people to dine with, who would you pick?
Might as well make the discussion interesting. How's this? Jesus, Napoleon, Aristotle, Buddha, and John J. Heney (my grandfather).
Question number 4: If you had three wishes that were not supernatural, what would they be?
The least interesting question because we pretty much all want the same things.
Peace, love and understanding for myself.
Peace, love and understanding for those I love.
Peace love and understanding for what the Buddhists call "all sentient beings."
Question number 5: Someone is visiting your hometown/place where you live at the moment. Name two things you regret your city not having, and two things people should avoid.
I'd rather tell you two things we DO have, and since this is my blog, that's what I'm gonna do:
And two things you definitely shouldn't miss:
Swimming at midnight.
Question number 6: Name one event that has changed your life.
I learned to read.
Question number 7: Is not a question. It's a command. Tag five other people.
Anyone want to play?
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I liked your answers and they made me smile.
So, glad you answered these! I meant to email you and let you know you'd been tagged, but my online time has been really limited lately so I didn't get to it.
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