Cee’s Share Your World Challenge – June 18, 2018

I love the questions and prompts that Cee offers. They make me think and keep me interested. This week’s are particularly fun:

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?

I admit, I want to game the system and say “Time” but I also know that those who grant these sorts of wishes have a really sick sense of humour and I might end up in a situation where time is permanently stopped for everyone but me. Perhaps it would be like that episode of the 80’s remake of The Twilight Zone, “A Little Peace and Quiet” that had a person who was able to stop time with a stopwatch and did so just seconds before some a nuclear missile struck their town. And there they were, frozen in time. They would never spend time with others again, and there was no option to start up time again either – unless they wanted to die seconds later.

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Money would be good too, but I feel like that’s a cop-out. You could buy anything. I’d love to have unlimited money to spend on charity and helping others, but I think that’s also not in the spirit of the challenge. I’ll say air miles. They’re able to be used for purchases but mostly travel – airfare, car rentals, and hotel stays. If I had that I could travel so much – most of the work I do is remote anyway so I could just “work from home” in the city of my choice provided it had Internet access.

Teleportation or flying?

Oh this one is easy. Flying for sure. There’s a big reason I prefer travelling by bike if I have the time on trips: you get to see so much more than the relative “teleportation” of taking a car, bus, or airplane. Interesting things catch your eye as you ride and you can stop and enjoy them. Travelling by faster modes would mean missing out on the opportunity to see something interesting far below and stop by for a closer look.

It’s the journey not the destination, after all.

Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees?

This is a tough one. If it were only me, I’d take the hot climate. I am not a fan of winter at all and when I was gone for a whole month this winter to somewhere it was often in the low 90’s, I was thrilled.

But I also know that I’d probably be going it alone if I did. Sage is not a fan of heat – it makes her miserable and she’d never want to live anywhere like that with no respite. And so I’ll pick year round snow. Antarctica it is!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

On a bike trip yesterday I saw the following graffiti many times throughout the ride:

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In French it means “Everything is possible.” – There are a few graffiti artists I’ve seen around that leave positive, inspirational messages like this. If you’re going to do graffiti, at least let it be something that is either nice to look at or makes you smile…

 

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