Share Your World

Share Your World (first time)

So I see my blogger friends “Sharing” their world all of the time and figured I’d give it a shot. I like answering questions, and why not? It might be fun.

So, here I go.

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?  

purple-hairYeah, I wouldn’t even need to lose a bet. I’ve colored my hair all kinds of different colors before. I mostly stick to auburn because it suits me but every once in a while I get a wild urge to get crazy and color it something unusual.  I had a purplish tint in my hair for my wedding about four years ago. I wasn’t brave enough to go all out purple because my hubby’s family is ultra conservative and I just didn’t feel up to that noise.  I like blue too, but with my skin color, it just doesn’t work. Now, I don’t have a picture of it, but when I was a teenager — back in the 1980’s and into New Wave, I totally had pink hair. Okay not all of it, but parts of it. And I have had purple hair before, much like the hair pictured. I think as I get older (I’m 50 now). I’d go with a dark blue or something.  I dunno. I might stick with purple if I do it again. I did miscalculate how a dye would mix with another dye and ended up with bright red one time. That was interesting. Ha!

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?  

freedomFreedom.  I saw this picture the other day and I’m all for that. I honestly think that freedom everywhere — not just in the states — is in peril and we as a people have got to be aware of this. I’ve always gone by the words attributed to Voltaire: I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say them. 

I think that the policing of language and the stifling of people’s rights to express themselves has led to this disaster we face right now. As I posted in a previous post, we don’t know the future, but we know where we stand right now. We need to fight for our rights — and that includes the right to speak our minds — before they are all taken away from us.

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?

That one is difficult to answer. So much happened last year. I reached out to help someone in need and that turned out to be a really awful idea.  But there are so many people in need, and I have the means to help at least one of them, so when the first person was out of my life, I reached out again. And this time, it’s worked out well. So I guess I learned what I already know, everyone is different, and you can’t define a person by their circumstances.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be?

applesYou know, I never understood that expression. I know it’s meant to convey that life is pleasant and sweet and nothing is wrong with the world. I remember Erma Bombeck’s book  If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What am I Doing in the Pits? I don’t remember it very well, as it was a long time ago, but that’s the first time I heard the phrase and I wondered why life would be a bowl of cherries. Have you ever eaten a lot of cherries? They’re sweet if you eat too many of them, they make your stomach hurt. Well they do that to me. I like cherries mind you, but not a bowl of them. Blech.

So anyway, to answer the question… Apples I guess. All kinds. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. Besides, you can’t go wrong with apples. 🙂

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  

The past is the past and the future is yet to be. I live in the now.

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6 thoughts on “Share Your World (first time)

  1. I enjoyed your answers. That WW2 poster is great, what I don’t understand is why more Americans in the States don’t have their hackles up when it is our 1st Amendment right that defines us and is being threatened? That Voltaire quote is my favorite, but it seems these days people just want to hurl insults rather than have a conversation. Sigh. I need to take my Erma Bombeck book off the shelf and have a laugh.

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    • I think that the difficulty with today’s culture is that everyone wants to be heard, but no one wants to listen. And no one wants to be contradicted. I’ve blogged about it before, so I won’t be lengthy about it here. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    • She’s definitely a blast from the past. 🙂 I haven’t actually had purple hair in a very long time (the image is from Google), but I did in the past. And, yes, freedom is something we all need.

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  2. I think last year was very instructive on many levels, personal, regional, national. If I live long enough, I might just recover from all that instruction.

    I’m trying to figure out what color would suit me. I’m afraid blue will make me look pretty haggard. White looks great but with all the iron in the water, not sustainable. Pink is rather girly for me, red — maybe — but there are a lot of reds. I’m so CONFUSED.

    And this year, I am going to find something that will make me hurt less. There’s got to be something I can take that will reduce the pain without screwing up some other part of me.

    It’s the little things, you know?

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