Sharing My World 53

From "Vintage Life" on Facebook

From “Vintage Life” on Facebook

Hello Thursday my old friend,

I’ve come to post on you again….

Oookay…..Now that’s out of my head and in to yours I can get on with it.

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 10

What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes?

Here’s  the thing with genies.  Their brains don’t function the same as ours do.  This makes wishing a dangerous thing.  Wishes backfire.

Ever hear the one about the guy who wished he were married to a much younger woman and POOF!  The genie made him a hundred years old?  That’s what I’m talking about.  Wishes should come with legal advice and three pages of terms and conditions, and still there’s no guarantee the genie will get it right.

So I would be cautious and sceptical and out of luck it there’s a time limit.  I often wish for hard things I’m going through in my life to be over with, and then hope I won’t get run over by a bus for it to come true.  I would like not to worry about stuff, but sometimes worry is a subtle warning, or a gentle push in the right direction.  And then there’s happiness.  Impossible to appreciate unless you’ve known sadness.  Good health and prosperity might be nice but I’d have to explore the loopholes, and hold back my last wish to be able to reverse the first two in case they were disappointing.

See why I never get anything done??

What experiences are most meaningful to you?

Learning experiences.  I suppose that encompasses every experience I’ve ever had, although some of them were more enlightening than others. With other people or on your own, there’s worlds to be discovered. Even our dream experiences teach us something.  Last night in my sleep I was driving a big cumbersome vehicle with a standard transmission, slowly rolling backwards into pitch black night, pumping the clutch instead of the brake.  Finally got my feet untangled and got stopped without hitting anything.  I felt relieved and quite confident that I could find first gear and climb back up.  But we will never know for sure because the stress of it all woke me up.  This week my life has felt like its rolling backwards into oblivion.  But it’s probably not.  My dream self knows this I guess.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Well about three bazillion grown ups asked me that question and would not accept “I don’t know” for an answer.  So I made shit up.  The fact is, I STILL DON’T KNOW.

Complete this sentence: The best day of my life was….

…..staring back at me from the future.  The best is yet to come.  If you don’t believe that, why are you still here?

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

It is really, really hard for me to be grateful for all the medical attention I’m getting these days because I hate it.  The CT scan showed the bothersome inflammation in my neck has increased in size and that means a referral to yet another specialist and more needle biopsies.  They seem determined to find something and I live in constant fear that they will.  Maybe I’ll ask the genie to make me a hypochondriac so I can get a kick out of all this messing around.

This weekend the northern relatives will be here.  Some are going to watch the Oilers play the Coyotes, and the rest of us more sane ones will maybe go to a movie.

This is the weekend we spring ahead an hour, and that means Spring is getting closer.  That reminds me, I forgot to stock up on allergy meds today while I was out.  So I will simply be grateful for having a reason to go out again in the sunshine tomorrow.

Hope you’re having a fabulous week!

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Some Possible Number Elevens

English: Johnny Depp at the Cannes film festival

English: Johnny Depp at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 11th Possibility is the idea that, regardless of data to the contrary, something unexpected and outside the realm of ordinary thought is always potentially around the corner.

“A coin is flipped 10 times, and in each instance lands on either heads or tails.  But even after the normalcy displayed by the first 10 flips, the result of the next flip is still unknown.  The coin could turn into a bird and fly away.  The coin could land perfectly on its ridged edge.  The coin could dissolve upon landing.  It could defy gravity and remain stuck in the air.  This is the 11th Possibility.”

This is an amazing Prompt for the Promptless by Rarsaur.  It’s SO amazing, it has taken me five days to figure out what ‘outside the realm of ordinary thought’ could possibly mean to me.   Because there are some pretty weird thoughts floating around out there, and I may have had one or two of them myself,  if I want to admit it.  “What do you think happens next?”  is my favourite question of all time.  To answer, and to ask.

You walk into a dark room and flip the light switch on.  Normalcy says that the light turns on.  What are some possible 11th Possibilities?  Who knew flipping a switch could conjure up such interesting visions?  Here are a few unexpected (but highly desirable) possible outcomes to turning on the lights.

1.  You are no longer in Kansas or wherever you thought you were.  This is suddenly Narnia and Oz combined, but without the scary parts, like lions and witches and tin men with no brains.

2. A genie appears to offer you three wishes.  And they don’t have to be off the top of your head either!  He leaves you his card and says you can call him later after you’ve had time to think about it.

3. You discover Johnny Depp has dropped by and has been sitting here in the dark waiting to ask you for some help with his pirate research.  Or anything really, who cares. Because oh my gawd, look, it’s Johnny Depp.

4.  You can hear the ocean and feel the warm sand beneath your feet and the sun on your face.  A cabana boy hands you a tall and fruity umbrella drink that smells like strawberries and fresh pineapple and a tropical breeze.  You take a sweet cold sip and think you must have died and gone to heaven.  You get out the duct tape and tape that light switch in the on position, because ain’t nobody gonna be allowed to turn that sucker off.

5.  Some old man who looks a lot like Dumbledor is sitting in the lotus position on your carpet and wants to explain the mysteries of the cosmos to you over a glass of wine.  And he doesn’t even have to kill you once you know everything.

6. All the beautiful people you’ve loved and lost have come back to say a quick hello and to let you know they’ve never been more happy and fine and that they’re not really lost at all.  But come on, being summoned by a light switch is just a tad too bizarre, even for them.  Better make this a sweet and happy reunion, because it’s highly unlikely that this kind of chance encounter will happen for you twice.

angel dust

angel dust (Photo credit: vonglee)

7. Someone who calls herself  Ms. Universe and is dressed like a Christmas Angel, tells you to trust in her and her magical powers, live in this beautiful moment, be happy now and love your life.  Be One With Your Couch, you’re pretty sure she says, so you lie down and close your eyes and smile at the beautiful synchronicity in your world.  And when you wake up, you know it wasn’t just a dream.  Because there’s angel dust everywhere.

8.  You are blessed with a little epiphany, a little ‘aha’ moment when you flip the switch and the light comes on. Here’s your home, exactly the way you left it.  You are filled with gratitude and appreciation for your family and all that you have to share with them. When the light comes on you are suddenly able to see that this life you’re living is nothing less than a magical gift and that your happiness has never depended on whimsical daydreams.  It has always been right here, just waiting for you to flip the switch and find it.

(But seriously, that one where Johnny Depp wants to hang out with you?  Man, that one would be such a bonus.)