Sunday, November 28, 2021

Sunday Stealing

1. What is the craziest, most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

A. This is a bucket-list kind of thing, I suppose. I always wanted to go into outer space, but I am not famous nor rich so I don't suppose that will happen. If I had the chance, though, I'd be put to sleep and sent on a rocket ship far into outer space, so far that I'd have no chance of returning to earth.

2. Have your parents influenced what goals you have?

A. In a round-about way. I intended to be what they said I could not. I was somewhat successful, in a modest sort of way, depending upon one's definition of success.

3. What is a fashion trend you’re glad went away?

A. Big hair in the 1980s. I think I've destroyed all of those photos. Egads.

4. What word or saying from the past do you think should come back?

A. Bless my soul!

5. What do you bring with you everywhere you go?

A. My watch and my brains.

6. Is there such a thing as a soul?

A. There is something inside each of us, we may call it what it we may. Mine dances about like stardust that misses the star from which it fell, constantly yearning to return to that from whence it came. However, stardust and star shall never reunite, and so there the stardust remains, roaming about seeking always something, sometimes not even knowing what it is that it seeks.

7. Is there life after death?

A. There is something after death. I personally do not believe in the Christian version of heaven and hell, but I think that we become part of the universe, that dancing stardust of the soul rushing about, sometimes remaining together in a cluster so that other clusters may recognize it and rejoice, sometimes dissipating so expediently that whatever cluster it was shall never again come together.

8. Do you think there will ever be a third world war?

A. Oh yes. Probably tomorrow. Actually, I think we're in it now, it's simply not been officially declared or acknowledged.

9. What smell brings back great memories?

A. Baking cookies reminds of kinder times.

10. How would you like to be remembered?

A. I would simply like to be remembered. Hopefully it will be in a kind way, but since I've no children, I daresay in a generation or so I will be entirely forgotten, unless some student chances upon my byline someplace and wonders momentarily who this person was who wrote so much about her county and its citizens during a particular period of time. The dead can hear our thoughts, you know, so if someone thinks of me, I shall know it, even if I am a zillion pieces of stardust zooming along the Milky Way.

11. What kind of music are you into?

A. I dig 1970s and early 1980s music, mostly, but I like various kinds of songs, so it is hard for me to say simply one kind.

12. What is the biggest surprise of your life?

A. That I am still here. I did not expect to live this long.

13. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A. It would be boring, after a time, whatever it was. I suppose the best choice would be some kind of supplemental drink that offered up nutrition and protein.

14. Where is the most awe-inspiring place you have been?

A. I need only walk outside to be inspired and awe-struck by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that I call home. They call to me as a lark sings to the sunshine on a lovely spring day, and I can hear their whispers late at night, mimicking the thin, edgy sound of a train whistle heading towards the cement plant. 

15. Describe your life in six words.

A. She thinks, writes, plays, loves, hurts.


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  1. #1. Outer space? I would only do that if they invent a transporter before ny ghost leaves my body. After that, you never know, a ghost muight be able to get there under its own steam.

    #3. I loved that big hair thing. I had a mullet in the 80s and I loved it. I secretly want it back and my hair is thick enough to be able to do it - if Mrs PM lets me (which I doubt).




  2. #2 -- I suppose that's true of me and my folks, too.

    #6 -- Lovely!

  3. I often do not take my brains with me when I go outside.

    As for t ravel into outer space.....definitely NO!!!

  4. I love your thoughtful #6 & 7.

  5. I just read your bio because when I read these words "Mine dances about like stardust that misses the star from which it fell," I thought - she should be a writer AND you are!! What a beautiful word picture you painted.

  6. I am glad big hair went out of style, but there seem to be plenty of photos of me with it....that a lot of people have :/ I agree with you about the Christian version of heaven and hell. So many unknowns in life. I enjoy the mystery.


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