Thursday, July 14, 2011
We Want to Know Wedesnday 7.13.11
Reading a good book. There is nothing like getting lost in a good story to find yourself in bed at 4:00 am saying "Oh Shit, I have to get up in 2 hours!" Pavlov is often quick to note when I'm in the midst of an engrossing book because he "feels neglected" and then will spend the evening doing everything short of cutting off his finger to try to get my attention.
2. Is there such a thing as perfect?
There is such a thing as fleeting perfection, but I don't think there is anything that is perfect all the time. For instance, when I was in Hawaii there were moments on the beach when the air was warm, the sky was just the right blue, the water was crystal clear, and I was floating along with a sea turtle next to me that was about as perfect as you can get...then two snot-nosed skrieking brats came over and scared the turtle away, eradicating my perfection. However, much like Mary Poppins I am in fact "practically perfect"
4. Describe your life in a 6 word sentence.
Organized chaos filled with laughter & psychotics.
5. Share one of your most beloved childhood memories.
When I was a kid we used to have a house on an island in North Carolina. You had to take a ferry to get there and leave your car on the mainland, then you drove golf carts all around the island for transportation, unless you walked or rode a bike. Pretty much every summer from 8 to 22 I spent several weeks at the beach in the summer and all of those memories are amazing. One of my favorites was when I was about 11 and we went on a conservation walk at night on the beach to see sea turtles nesting or to see hatching nests. That night a nest hatched and there was nearly no moon to guide the hatchlings to the ocean, so the biologist leading the walk gave me a lantern and asked me to go stand in the shallow water holding the light so I could be the "moon" to guide the baby turtles to the ocean. They all swam right at me and I can remember the amazing feeling of seeing those wee little turtles rush down the beach towards me and then swimming all around me as they made their way into the ocean.