Susan from thecomtemplativecat had a post today that posed some evocative questions. I will print them and give my answers. You might find it interesting to see what your answers are.
If you could live one year of your life over again, which year would you choose and why?
I do not think I want to relive any years. While I enjoy my memories I prefer to look to the future.
If you could learn to be an expert at something without putting in the work, what would it be?
Walking. My knees give me a terrible time of it.
If you could learn a new language instantly, which would you choose and why?
Gaelic. I have taken a couple of online courses but it is difficult when there is no one else to practice with.
If you could give $1 million to any charity, which would you choose?
With that much money I might form my own charity to help children to eat and dress to feel good about themselves. I would follow through to help them establish themselves
When was your Robert Frost moment a la "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..."? The poem (read it here) says you can't go back and that is true. "Way leads on to way" and so forth. But if you could, would you? What is the difference you think it would have made?
I would take the one most attractive. I like overhanging trees and color. I do not think it would have impacted the world one way or the other but I would have been happy to be there.
Time travel: where would you go and when? Why?
Who would you want on your fictional character bowling team? You get to pick four.
I would have liked to be present in Appomattox Courthouse at the end of the Civil War. Two great generals who had great respect for each other discussing the end of a terrible war had to be a great thing to see.
What would you want for your last meal?
A nice juicy steak, baked potato, and Brussel sprouts. For dessert a devil's food cake with fudge frosting like my mother used to make. Maybe some watermelon cubes to nibble on after.
What's your favorite song?
How on earth can I choose? I love music and there is so much to choose from. It would simply be whatever I am in the mood for. One day it might be Louis Prima and the next The Sex Pistols. The Everly Brothers or Credence Clearwater Revival. Vivaldi or Booker T and the MGs. LaVerne Baker or Taylor Swift. Teddy Bears' Picnic or In A Gadda Da Vida. The Irish Rovers or The Vienna Boys Choir. Or anything else.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I am probably an extrovert. I do not like to be ignored.If you came over to my home and I offered you a drink, what would you want me to serve you?
Water would be fine. Iced tea (not sweet tea) is also good. When I was younger and drank alcohol occasionally I liked Long Island iced tea too. But a nice cold beer was good too.
You can answer these just for yourself if you like. I think they are good questions.