Share Your World – May 15

I haven’t done SYW for a little while, mostly because my answers and Cee’s have been pretty much the same, but this week we have a few differences.  So here goes…

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How many languages do you you speak?  

Usually I’m pretty happy just to manage American English, although I am fairly conversant in Canadian and British English as well.   Australian English, not so much.  Many, many years ago I studied Spanish, German, Russian, Greek and Latin, but I’m too rusty to say or read much of anything in those languages any more.  I wish that weren’t the case.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

Golly, this will be a long list, at least for the reading part of the question:

I read four translations of the Tao Te Ching most days, one chapter a day.

On my iPad I’m reading “Word By Word” by Kory Stamper, “Strangers in Their Own Land” by Arlie Hochschild and “Life is a Verb” by Patti Digh.

On my Kindle, I’m reading cozy mysteries by Rett McPherson ( a Torie O’Shea mystery) and one by Nancy Atherton (Aunt Dimity) and “Garbology:  Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash” by Edward Humes.

I’m also starting to read” he Headspace Diet” by Andy Puddicombe.  I’m a great fan of Andy’s meditation app, Headspace, and thought I’d learn to apply mindfulness principles to my eating practice.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

See above, taken from the restaurant on the 10th floor of the Inn at Spanish Head, Lincoln City, OR, when we took a day off and headed to the beach.  You can see the reflection of the ceiling light at the top of the picture.  Cee had their Stuffed Crème Brulée French Toast, and, yes, it tastes every bit as delicious as it sounds.

 

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What is your favorite time of day?

Between 4:30 and 5:30 in the morning.  Absolutely magical.

4 thoughts on “Share Your World – May 15

  1. I speak three languages, one is Bengali, it’s my mother tongue, English I learned in school and Urdu and Hindi which has a lot of similarity with Urdu.
    I’m reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, it has over 800 pages. I’ve managed to read close to three hundred page, so far. 🙂

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