1. Did March come in like a lion or was it something less ferocious in your neck of the woods?
Something slightly less ferocious. We had a little bit of snow on the last day of February but everything had melted by the the time March rolled in.
2. Speaking of lions, which one's your film favorite...The Cowardly Lion (Wizard of Oz), Mufasa (The Lion King), Elsa (Born Free) or Alex (Madagascar). You might notice I left Aslan off the list. Including him would have made this question way too easy for many of you.
I can relate a little bit to the Cowardly Lion who learns that acting in the face of fear is what makes one brave. And I admire the father in Mufasa...'I'm only brave when I have to be.' But if I have to choose a favorite I'm going with Elsa. Mostly because that movie takes me back to my childhood. Made me long for the wide open spaces of Africa and a pet lion cub.
3. What's your favorite spot from which to view the sunrise or sunset?
My front porch~
4. To what extent is knowledge power and to what extent is truth power? What's the difference?
Wowza, this question requires some unraveling. Having knowledge as opposed to being in the dark certainly arms one with a certain amount of power in certain situations. Raising teenagers springs to mind.
That being said, knowledge may just be a fancy way of saying information. It's really what you do with the knowledge you have that can make you powerful.
As far as truth and power...truth can never be refuted nor does it ever need retracting...the truth is what sets us free and that's powerful.
5. What's something peculiar you've seen recently?
We were in Central Park not long ago and were greeted by this sculpture-
It's 30 feet high and is called 'Tornado'. There was a lengthy explaination posted as to its significance but in the end I saw old rubber tires. Me thinks one man's peculiar is another man's art.
6. Bottled water...your thoughts?
Who else loves the Brita commercial where the lady gives the Eskimo water and tells him it comes from a drinking fountain at the mall like that's something special? So funny.
I don't buy cases of bottled water but I do like to keep some in the frig for convenience sake when we hike. We have filtered water in our frig so its easy to fill up a reusable bottle too. The water in our neck of the woods is super hard and although we have a purifier it doesn't always keep up with the job. I only use filtered water in my coffee maker, otherwise it turns spotty. We could just drink our water right out of the tap and that's true for most of America. I think this is an area where marketing campaigns have ruled the day and successfully convinced us we need bottled water.
7. What's your strongest sense?
Sight. I'm a visual person and of all the senses this is the one I'd miss the most.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The lion question got me to thinking about the movie, Born Free and it seemed appropriate to post this clip here-
The music in that film was so hauntingly beautiful....the lyrics were lovely too. The couple, George and Joy Adamson, who raised Elsa from a tiny cub, sadly died violent deaths. My sister and I loved this movie when we were kids and my own girls loved it too. An African safari is still on my bucket list.