Share Your World – 32

17 07 2012

Click here to visit Share Your World – by Cee

Cee is a good friend of mine and she has set up this weekly challenge to “Share Your World” by asking us all to answer some questions about life, the universe and everything.

Here are this week’s questions and my answers! And don’t forget to visit Cee’s blog by clicking the icon on the right, if you’d like to find out how you can be involved.

1. Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion and adventure – intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such swings of fortune and mood?

My life fluctuates between the two and when I hit the extreme of one, I find I long for the other  🙂

2. Would you like to be famous? In what way?
No, I would not like to be famous – I find the thirst for fame and the marketing of people and image quite obscene.  Having said that, I would like to have some impact in life that helped people on a large scale.  I’m more interested in finding and exploring what that is and how I can do it rather than being made ‘famous’ for it.

3. If you could cure one disease, what would that be?
Ooooh, that’s a REALLY tough one.  I’m tempted to pick something close to home, close to my heart that would cure me of my conditions or those that affect friends and family.  In my better moments though, if I really could cure one disease, I’d have to consider a cure for HIV/AIDS.  The toll in Africa is horrendous.  Unfathomable.  There are millions of children left orphaned.  I have to admit that I am fortunate to have access to treatment, specialist doctors and medication which help.  Millions of people across the world don’t have access to running water or electricity, let alone health care, so I’d have to think a bit wider than my own circle.  I must also admit that if my beloved was diagnosed with a deadly disease and was destined to suffer and die in my arms I would be utterly selfish and cure her immediately.   Hmmmm.

4. If you were invisible, where would you go?
I’m privileged to be able to access a lot of places in my world quite freely and safely as a woman but there are some places that are either dangerous for women to attend alone (or dangerous for anyone) or are restricted to men only.  On that note, I’d travel through the Middle East, especially the Persian Empire –  Turkey, Armenia, Iran and Iraq.  I’d also visit various religious festivals and segregated places of worship (of a variety of faiths) to see what they are like.

Thanks for that workout Cee!!

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5 responses

18 07 2012
Cee Neuner

You are an ambitious person that is for sure. Just reading your answers this week exhausts me. You do great work and your answer to the invisible is so creative and enthusiastic.

18 07 2012
Louise

If I could be invisible AND fly, that would be great!!

18 07 2012
catbirdinoman

Great answers! I think you might need to be invisible as a woman in Iraq, Iran or Syria right now, but not Turkey! I traveled alone there in summer of 2010, and it was the best vacation I ever had!! 🙂

18 07 2012
Louise

That whole region would be fascinating to explore. Glad you enjoyed Turkey!

18 07 2012
catbirdinoman

Yes, I highly recommend it… 🙂

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