Saturday, March 15, 2008

Because It's Easier Just to Post a Meme

I found (read stole) this from another blog because I liked it. If you do too, then feel free to steal it! I’m all about petty thievery, particularly when suffering from writer's block.

What if I could meet someone in the art world to chat with – Being completely non-artistic I would find it fascinating to listen to them talk about how they go about creating their pieces. Whether painting, drawing, sculpture, whatever, I would be completely enthralled to hear them talk about their work.

What if I could have one wish granted for the benefit of all mankind – An equitable worldwide food distribution system so that no one need be hungry for one more day.

What if I could travel anywhere in the world – I’ve always wanted to do an around the world cruise, not likely to be affordable unless I win the lottery one day. However, if I could I would enjoy cruising around the world visiting as many ports of call as possible and seeing as much as possible.

What if I could live in a period other than the present, for 24 hours – When Jesus was here on earth teaching. There are so many things about that time that I would not like as I have become accustomed to my cushy modern life filled with conveniences and technology, but for 24 hours I would enjoy being in that time and getting a sense of the world and its culture and society at that time.

What if I could make over three areas of my body – Let’s see, I’d lift “the girls” so they were perky and pointing forward rather than downward. Then I’d erase the many stretch marks that cover my hips and thighs. While I was down there I’d get rid of some of the bubble butt I have.

What if I could become an animal for 24 hours – I’d probably want to be an elephant. Why, you ask? Well, they are big so not considered prey in general (short of ivory hunters). They are strong and smart and vegetarian. What’s not to like? Besides it’d be way cool to pick things up with my nose.

What if I could bring someone back to life for 24 hours – This is a tough one. I have two I thought of right away so I’d have to decide between the two of them. My first thought was my Grandma (dad’s mom) because I loved her so much and miss her horribly still even though she’s been dead more than ten years. However, I think I would go with the second person who came to mind, my Granddaddy (mom’s dad). I loved him a whole lot too, and he died much too young thanks to hard living. I don’t know as much about him as I’d like because the family didn’t want to talk about his alcoholism, his stints in jail, etc. I would love to hear his stories from him. I would love to spend one more evening walking around town with him, stopping in the train yard to look in the boxcars, and stopping at the ice cream stand for a small chocolate cone. Also, Granddaddy would’ve liked this meme because it’s full of what he called “whatifers.” And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go wipe from my eyes the tears that arose unbidden as I typed this.

1 comment:

Steff said...

I love that about being able to pick things up with your nose! Too funny. :)