Another Pesky 20 Questions Answered

  1. List 10 people [alive or dead] you would invite to dinner?  The Apostles (I know – there’s more than ten.)

  2. What are your goals to be achieved in the month of July 2018?  To get through each day, one at a time, and sometimes from minute to minute.

  3. What is your earliest memory?  Falling off the steps of our home in Chateauroux, France.

  4. What are your views on mainstream music?  With all the various styles and delivery systems for music, what’s ‘mainstream’ anymore?

  5. Where would you like to be in seven-years time?  Alive – other than that I don’t plan very far ahead for anything else.

  6. What are the color of your eyes?  Hazel — or as my dad used to say, “Shit-brindle brown.”

  7. Do you like word games – if so which ones?  No.

  8. What are your favorite comfort foods?  Mashed potatoes, hamburger patties, corn (or peas bathed in beef gravy.)

  9. What animals would you like to have as a pet?  Dogs, horses.

  10. Classical music or not?  Yes.

  11. Five things about society that annoy you?  Political correctness, Socialism, a lack of manners, a lack of Godly faith, and easily hurt feelings.

  12. How important is creativity to people?  It’s important to me, but wouldn’t push my belief off on anyone else.

  13. Do you have any siblings?  Yes. One living sister, one living step-sister, six deceased siblings.

  14. Which three questions will you be deleting to add your own in and what are they? 6.  Button fly or zipper?  7.  Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz?  10.  City or countryside?

  15. Your favorite childhood movie?  Wizard of Oz.

  16. What traits do you display when nervous?  I have no idea.

  17. Are you healthy eater?  No.

  18. Bullet point your day so far:  Woke up.  Made bed.  Coffee.  Computer.  Coffee.  Emptied dishwasher.  Computer.  Showered.  Dressed.  Coffee.  Computer…

  19. What are your five most favorite scents/smells?  Pine trees, Pacific Ocean, campfire smoke, a horse/cattle ranch, and freshly brewed COFFEE.

  20. The three bloggers you are nominating are?  H.R.R. Gorman, Ellie Scott, Henry Black.

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Dry Bones

Fellow blogonaut ‘Raynotbradbury,’ offered a challenge to write about fear. I selected athazagoraphobia, the fear of being forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Rot in winter’s moon,
The summer’s baking sun,
Forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Torn apart by wild things,
Tooth and claw scatters,
Forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Lay wasting in the land,
Wait to dance, run, jump,
Forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Do not sleep at night,
They moan in daily pity,
Forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Are of you and of me,
Our dust and our ash,
Forgotten.

Dry bones that dream,
Live a worried state,
For day – no longer
Forgotten.