Here is my contribution to Share Your World for this week. (Scroll to the bottom for more info on SYW.)
If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?
I would go back to the future (subtle movie reference) and see how things turned out. How did the world continue to evolve after I died? Many jump forward fifty or even a hundred years. Not too far. Did global warming start to take over? Did the world get smarter about pollution? Did peace, love and compassion spread? Did religions quit fighting each other? I’d want to land in the same town and see what happened next.
If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be? This is a time for you to dream and have fun.
I have all I need (the love of my life) but I’d sure like to retire so I could sleep in, drop all the stress and spend more time reading and seeing the beauty of nature. So I’d have one wish – to have enough money to be financially secure and have some to give away. I want more time to read. Just read. Explore inside my head. Write. Savor life. Time, I want more time.
Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?
Hot water. I’ve learned from my qigong teacher to boil my water and then wait for it to cool down just enough to drink it. It’s so much better for the body. Clean water at a stomach-friendly temperature.
Cee had the same answer and some people questioned why you should heat your water. Think about it. Normal internal body temperature is 98.6 F for a reason. If we deviate just a few tenths of a degree higher, we know we have a fever and something is wrong. If we go a few tenths of a degree lower, it means that our body is weak and can’t even maintain normal functioning. Too high or too low and we die. It’s much easier on the body to give it something easy to process.
If you watch TV what are your favorite three television shows?
NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Downton Abbey (and almost everything British that’s on American Public television, which drives Cee crazy sometimes because she can’t understand the language or culture or humor), HGTV (a home and garden channel) and Food Network (cooking).
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for Cee. I couldn’t imagine a better partner in life. I’ve been training my replacement at work and moving on to another part of the company and she’s kept me on even keel when things got crazy (like finding four meetings on my calendar for the same hour of the day, and that happened two days in a row). When I’m deep in the weeds, she comes and drags me back to even ground. She teaches me to see things with a broader vision.
I’m looking forward to finally making it to the Iris and Peony festivals. We tried last weekend but they were too crowded. I love all the beauty, especially at the iris gardens. Acre after acre of incredible blooms.
Share Your World info and link: Share Your World is a weekly challenge hosted by my spouse, Cee, at her photography blog. She started Share Your World years ago when she was running a number of challenges on a photography site similar to WordPress. The majority of photographers are introverts, and they needed a way to get to know each other. You don’t have to be a photographer to participate, though. Grab the questions and give us your answers.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another. Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.