All this time I thought I only had four or five readers for this blog, and now I've been tagged in the blogger game that's going around (wonder what it's called, by the way?) Anyway, I'll play along as long as there's no guilt associated with it, like those pyramid things that threaten bad luck, financial ruin or death.
Apparently not much is expected of me (unless the dunning letter comes later). I supply eight heretofore unrevealed facts about myself, and tag eight other people. So here goes.
1) I never got married until I was 50 years old.
2) I'm not religious in the conventional sense. I believe in a Higher Power and the 12 Steps as a guide for living. If/when Jesus comes back, I don't think he'd look with favor on the lavish gilded cathedrals and lavish churches, the wealthy TV evangelists or the pomp and pomposity of most established religions. However, I could easily see him taking part in an AA meeting. He might even have some good jokes.
3) The greatest pleasure I've ever had with my clothes on was singing in harmony with a group. I've sung in everything from classical and jazz choirs to Doo-Wop groups to a women's trio, and finding another group to sing with is one of my greatest ambitions. Until then, I'll harmonize with Linda Ronstadt and keep wishing and hoping for other like-minded people to come into my life. If all else fails, I'll get a multi-track recorder and harmonize with myself.
4) I'm so smitten with Mexico, I'm going native. I'd get dark brown contacts if I thought I could wear them, and a black wig if it weren't so hot down here. I want to sing in Spanish, take part in Spanish culture (a posada at Christmas, making altars for Dia de Los Muertes), learn to dance hot salsa have Mexican friends and most of all, understand what they're saying when they lay that rapid-fire rap on me.
5) I'm not afraid of dying, but I'm terrified of having Alzheimer's or dementia. This is not an unrealistic fear, as my mother, most of her siblings and two of my dad's sibs suffered from one or the other.
6) I love music, love how it gets inside me sometimes so I can't sit still, and when I'm alone I play it loud and dance around the house with my dogs. The good thing about this is that I can actually look forward to solitude instead of being lonely. Music is a wonderful companion.
7) I get hypnotized by the full moon.
8) I love traveling by boat or car because it feels so independent, and don't like flying because it feels too much like being in a herd.
Harvest moon, from my friend Sue Keith of Susantiques in Aloha, OR (thanks, Sue!)