Share Your World 10/30/17

I’m back to share the latest of my world this week. I haven’t been writing much lately. But here I am. This is a great chance to put pen to paper, or in this case, wear down the keys on my keyboard. If you want to join the fun, click here. Here are my answers:

Where do you eat breakfast? 

I’ve given up breakfast. I know, I know, most important meal of the day. But if I don’t want to gain a thousand pounds, something has to go. I figure I get a little boost from the cream in my coffee, and I have a snack around 10:00, usually the staff room at school or in front of my computer if I’m not working. But no breakfast, per se. This way I can maintain my already stout physique.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with?

Someone caring and funny. If Robin Williams were still alive, he’d fit the bill.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

Not the Giving Tree. I feel a little bit like that’s getting too close to my life, and I’ve never liked that story to begin with. I’d be an oak or walnut, wide and expansive and giving of my shade, but if anyone wanted to cut me down to make a boat or whatever, I’d drop a branch or two on their head.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This week was a good one for appreciation. I took an impromptu solo camping trip down the Oregon Coast. I was inspired by the following:

  • Mother Nature in all her glory. Whales were feeding in a cove off of Cape Arago, so I spent some time watching them surface and dive. The next morning I hiked in the dark to catch the first light at Sunset Bay. Beautiful! Then, on Saturday there were high wave warnings, meaning great stormy surf without stormy weather. I don’t know the phenomenon that would bring one without the other, but I appreciated watching the end-of-days crashing waves without getting soaking wet and windblown for a change.
  • The kindness of strangers – whether it’s remeniscing about past storms or how childhood stomping grounds have changed over the years, the willingness to share with a stranger is heart warming.
  • The peace, the absolute serenity of sitting on the edge of the continent in the shadow of a historic lighthouse on an unseasonably warm fall day, picnicking on cheese and crackers, my only company a squirrel and a few deer.

 

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First light at Sunset Bay, Oregon. So amazing!
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I turned around to see this. Beautiful clear skies… and stars!
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Picnic by Cape Blanco Lighthouse
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One of Oregon’s many ocean monoliths.
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Foggy day, so pictures aren’t clear. Stormy seas at Shore Acres, Oregon Coast.

As always, thanks to Cee for giving us a chance to share our worlds. Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

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