"The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently?
Tears are a big part of my life lately, but I don’t know that they’ve cured anything other than maybe a financial deficit for a tissue company.
What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?
Well, technically, I can eat *anything* without salt, but I don’t want my food to be salt-less. Some things scream for it, like popcorn and tomato sandwiches. Considering that the diastolic part of my blood pressure has regularly been over 100 mmHg over the last week, I should not be using salt at all. But, I use it anyway. Some foods only need a little bit, others I probably go overboard on.
Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?
“Sands of time”, I guess, would be the most appropriate for me right now. I have been feeling my mortality something fierce lately, especially since the cataract diagnosis. I know cataracts aren’t fatal, that’s not it. But, they can very clearly end the life that I had planned for myself.
A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?
I don’t know if it is my favorite or not for this theme, but the first thing that came to my mind (and the only one that I can think of at the moment) was “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys.
Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?
The days are always running me at this point. There is just so much that we need to get done in the “have to” category and not much time for any of the “want to” category. But, that is just how it must be right now. We’re busier during retirement than we ever were before retirement. Hopefully, this will pass.
|Bermuda. Image source: Pixabay|
Well, you might find me on a jet ski. I think it looks exciting, but since I do not know how to swim and have a very healthy fear of the water (since nearly drowning as a kid) that keeps me out of the water and alive, I probably wouldn’t do it even if given the opportunity. The same goes for snorkeling, but I think it would be a blast to be able to do underwater photography. Our dentist back home in Anderson, South Carolina, did underwater photography along with nature photography. I have not been able to find any examples of the great underwater photography that he had in his dental office years ago, but here is a link to his current photo gallery: Mark Hoyle Photography
What do you think we humans most take for granted?
I think that we take life for granted. Most folks just assume that they will wake up tomorrow and that just isn’t a sure thing for any of us. We put off apologizing or forgiving until tomorrow. We put off calling a loved one or visiting a loved one until tomorrow. We put off taking that picture for the future grand-babies until tomorrow.
One of these days, there is going to be no tomorrow. These things that we put off until tomorrow will not get done if we keep putting them off until tomorrow. We need to forget that tomorrow is even a possibility and do all of these “tomorrow” things now. All we have is NOW.
Insert your own random thought here.
There is a line from a song in the movie Hotel Transylvania that has been my earworm for probably a week now. I can’t escape it. The line is: “Where has the time gone, girl?” I sure would love to know the answer to that one. It seems time is going by at break-neck speed right now and, at this rate, the clock is going to break before I do my “one big thing”, the thing that makes my life one that was worth living. You know, the thing that makes people say, “Yeah, that is why she was put here. No one else could have done that, not the way that she did it. It has “Suzanne” written all over it.”
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