Share Your World – September 28, 2020


Share Your World is presented by the lovely Melanie from Sparks of a Combustible Mind.

The questions this week:

Where do you feel most at home?  Please be more specific than “at home, doh” please. It could be a room in your home, a person, a location…  😝 😁 😇

I feel most at home surrounded by these mountains I am fortunate to live within. They are the connection I share with my ancestors. They are a small portion of the earth still somewhat intact. This place has the power to lower my blood pressure and calm my soul.

Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?  🐎  🚗 🚲

My preference would be to walk. With my knees starting to feel the effects of arthritis, bike riding is becoming less appealing. I have never actually ridden a horse so I cannot speak to that. I suppose that leaves me with driving a car.

What song would you sing on “Karoke Night” (if you were forced to do so)?  🎤 🎶 🎻🎷🎺🎸🎵🎹

”Black Velvet”. It is one of the few songs I can actually pull off. I am not a gifted singer by any stretch of the imagination.

University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?  🎓

I think they both prepare us in different ways. I grew up with some of the smartest people I ever knew who were never afforded a college education. Their life experience and knowledge of the natural world were all gained through experience and reading. They knew how to survive in even the worst of circumstances. University education hopefully gives access to a broader scope of the world and teaches discipline and the value of reading and research. Unfortunately, the cost makes it almost unreachable for many.

An Attitude of Gratitude

I am grateful for the sun peeking through the trees.
I am grateful for my family and our love for one another.
I am grateful for the scientists who persevere and persist.


14 thoughts on “Share Your World – September 28, 2020”

  1. Thanks Maggie for Sharing Your World! Having mountains around one does lend us a sense of security. I know when I’ve traveled away from Utah and get to a really flat part of America, I always feel uneasy slightly because I’m used to being ‘guarded’ by those beautiful mountains. Sounds like you feel the same. I thought of adding “walking” to the list because I know a lot of folks do that, rather than bother with other forms of transportation. I’ll join you at the mike for “Black Velvet” because it’s one of my very favorite songs and I modestly think I rock it too! Have a great and wonderful week!

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    1. We made a trek into the higher elevations today, Melanie. I feel as if I can breathe again. And, yes, let’s do this duet Karaoke thing!

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  2. 1) I used to feel most at home in the centre of London. Even after living 140 miles away in the countryside for 8 years, I have a feeling that would still be the case if I went back.
    2) I also prefer walking.
    3) I would almost certainly sing ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’.

    4) I never went to university, so only know ‘life’.
    5) I am grateful for the devotion, companionship, and loyalty of my dog, Ollie.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. London has been a huge part of your life, Pete. I can understand that. I only took a few college classes, never near enough for a degree so mine has been life experience, too. And Ollie. Well, it is obvious how much he means to you.

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    2. Pete, you mentioned my ” magic” word….dog! Nothing in the world has ever compared to the comfort and peace I’ve gotten with my dogs. Unfortunately, our last two beautiful goldens died 15 months apart and the loss and longing is with me every day.

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  3. The kitchen was and is my idea of home
    Ride – a horse, grew up on them
    Karaoke – because I stopped drinking before it came into being, I never had anything to do with it
    University might prepare you for a job but experiences prepares you for life

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  4. I know from personal experience that you can well carry a tune! I will look forward to hearing your version of that song during our next cabin adventure, if not before! Lol.
    I guess walking would be my preference on a day when the knees and back are being quiet! My comfort is the beauty of our arizona mountains in my backyard and Sedona red rocks to the front. I’ve always been a ” rock” lover!
    Other than our children and grandchildren, my peace and joy was always my goldens.

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