Over a month ago The Blazing Trail honored me with the Reality Award. I have to be real now. I apologize for somehow overlooking this honor. I love awards, so I have no good reason for neglecting this one! Thank you Blazing Trail!
Everyone who gives and receives awards takes the time to review people’s blogs and refer their own readers to new blogs. It is a great way to promote blog readership and appreciation. It is the breeding ground for making friends.
1) If you could change something what would you change?
I would change myself. I would not forget things: facts, dates, people’s names, places. I would never be unkind, but I would still be able to present my opinions persuasively with passion and emotion. I would be efficient, yet be conscious of the needs of others and as I bend my time to their needs, I would still get things done. That ought to do it for now.
2) If you could relive one day, when would that be?
A redo, a chance to correct mistakes, or a chance to relive pleasure. Both are compelling. One would possibly change the course of my life, and the other a chance to relive happiness, and maybe mess it up. I think I would choose one of the many days I messed up, and go for making it better.
3) What one thing really scares you?
One thing??? That limits it, not that I’m overly timid or fearful, but I feat the final stages of the aging process.
4) What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it?
Writing and publishing one or more amazing novels motivates me right now. I’m goal driven, so I expect to accomplish it.
5) If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be?
To put myself in someone else’s shoes… What a responsibility! I would assume that I would still have my brain, my abilities, and that person’s obligations, schedule, etc. It would be easy if I could just step into their brain, their abilities, but the choice only gives me the chance to step into their shoes, which are the means of going and doing what that person is doing. If I wasn’t me while I was in those shoes it, would I remember that I’d been that person? On the other hand, without access to that person’s thoughts and insights, the task would be too difficult. I haven’t prepared all my life to be anyone else but me. So I would have to have access to the Vulcan mind meld or something similar.
Given all of that, would I want to influence the world, or experience extreme success, fame, and fortune? And in what time zone? Choices, and none of them real possibilities!!!
I think I’d be John C. Calhoun, and while wearing his shoes try to convince him to change his viewpoint about slavery, and succession of South Carolina from the United States. I think it would take more than a day to convince a person to change. (Be it them or me.) To change Calhoun – Would that have been a powerful enough change to have prevented the Civil War?
These are hard, thought-provoking questions. They take me out of my reality, thus negating the award. OK the YIPEE is still there!!
Nominations to receive this award: I am going to limit myself to newer friends here, so give me a minute to review websites.