Mama Zen tagged me while I was down for the count. Since I made it back up (tad da), I will make my list for today.
Before I begin I want to muse for a moment on this blog community of ours. I have never physically met any of my cyber friends but you all seem so real to me. Your good wishes impacted me in a very positive way when I was feeling like death would be a relief. The one thing I did besides listen to movies, was read all your comments. It was like multiple pats on the shoulder. I have witnessed others in our circle going through trying circumstance and everyone rushes to express their concern and support. Mayhap I feel it more being somewhat isolated in a country that is not my own. I have long believed there is power in positive thought no matter what label you feel most comfortable putting on them (prayer, meditation, vibes, et al). I believe our little community has that kind of power, I certainly felt it. I want to once again thank you all. On that note, here we go..
#1 I have a label tattooed on my forehead that only children and animals can see. It says SUCKER.
#2 I once hid in the trunk of a car to pass through the Kashmir – Pakistani border. Just as the guard had popped the latch to open the trunk, my friend who was driving put enough hadeesh (bribe) in his hand to pay that month’s rent, and he shut the trunk.
#3 As a genre I don’t actually care much for film actors with the notable exceptions of those who use their fame to do good (Bono, Gere, Jolie, Pitt, Sarandon, and some others).
#4 I am a Buddhist who owns two hand guns, but as Q explained to her Quaker friend, “She has never shot at anyone who wasn’t bad.”
#5 I had a horse named Bucephalus, an Arabian who was jet black. When I first rode him, he almost killed me by throwing me over a pile of rocks. We had a chat about that and became best friends. The deal was he would not try to kill me, and I would feed him.
#6 I liked to chew rocks when I was a child. Really there is nothing else to say about that is there?
#7 I thought people who were left-handed and wore glasses were cool when I was a child. I still do.
#8 K2 is the most wicked mountain that exists and Chomolungma (Everest) is for sissies. I have climbed them both, not summit, climbed. Fortunately I don’t have so much testosterone I feel obligated to go those last thousand feet. Albeit when I had my knee operated on, and was running on the treadmill three days later my surgeon threaten to test my testosterone level…
#9 I have been hang gliding, and high altitude parachute jumping. I love roller coasters, but only if they go really fast and turn you upside down.
#10 I am fascinated with quantum physics. In spite of the fact it is falling out of favor, I love string theory. I think physics and spirituality are closely interrelated.
Uh oh I f***ed up! I am just catching up on my blog visits and Mama Zen had indeed tagged me, but a tag with specific questions and orders to tag five others. As penance for not being more through I will post said blog and tags before the week is out.