Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've Got a Question - You've Got an Answer

It's been a rather frustrating couple of days for me what with way too many hours at work, a bit of teenage drama at home, and other things that I am not going to bore you with. Something as simple as loose cabinet knobs in the kitchen this morning were enough to just about push me over the edge. I decided to retreat to the front porch to water my overabundance of flowers and sit on the glider swing for awhile in an effort to regroup and straighten out my thoughts a bit.

While I sat there, I saw a couple of squirrels scampering amongst the trees in the woods across the street. They seemed to be playing a game of tag as they jumped from one branch to another and I rather envied them their carefree capering - they didn't need to worry about bills or teenage drama or the rising cost of gas. Maybe being a squirrel wouldn't be a bad thing?

Looking up in the sky I saw a couple of hawks floating around in the warm air currents over the river; "making lazy circles in the sky" as the song from Oklahoma! goes. I bet they weren't worrying about the next car payment, what to make for dinner, and the next upcoming 16-hour shift ... maybe it wouldn't be so bad to be a hawk either.

That's when I got to thinking about the question I want to pose for you in this post ...

If you could choose to be an animal, what would you want to be and why?
I'm not sure what the answer to that would be myself at the moment even though right now I'd like to be anybody but me. Perhaps a bird but then again maybe not as I'm scared of heights ... maybe a cat because they're independent and can stand on their own four feet regardless of the situation ... or better yet, maybe a dog so that I could be someone's loyal companion. Hmm, I think this calls for sitting on the porch with a drink and thinking about this some more while I ignore everything else ...

14 comments:

  1. Okay, I'll be a lion, the king of beasts. Yep, that works for me. Try to have a great day Linda. :)

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  2. A dog can have such an easy life!

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  3. Well, a dragon of course! :D Or maybe a hippopotamus. Floating around all day snacking on water grasses, not a care in the world, sounds lovely to me!

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  4. An Eagle, I want to fly above earth and check on all my friends. I want to fly from the Mountains to the sea. Happy as can be.... Hmmm Sounds good to me at this time in my life..

    Love Callie

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  5. I got asked that question during an interview once. I said, "Eagle." He asked why. I stated, "So I could fly away from this type of question..."

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  6. I think you do just fine standing on your own two feet. You are such a strong lady.

    And I'd like to be the fly on the wall in Bud's interview. lol

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  7. Um...I don't think I want to be any animal....but, if I had to choose, I would say a dolphin.

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  8. I would be a wolf. Wolves get a bum rap in stories and fairy tales. But the reality is that they are social animals who put the good of the pack above all.

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  9. No matter what, I'd want to be at the top of the food chain.

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  10. Yup, I'm with Sandee...a Lion. I think I'm pretty close here lately anyhow! *LOL*

    Big (((HUGS))) to you my friend!

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  11. A wolf. No doubt. They are loyal and loving and amazing.

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  12. a well loved house cat...can you think of an easier life???

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  13. Dog. But not a stray. The one with loving "parents" and beautiful yard to run around, and lots of food and friends to go for walks with...

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  14. I'm with Mightymom...a well-loved house cat, who never goes outside because she never feels the urge to do so, if you get my drift.

    =^.^=

    I know Ralph would pick a big, oafy dog (a Lab or Golden) if he responds.

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