Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone:
Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick an owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.
It’s really hard to stretch beyond cat since mine is so awesome but my wizard self would opt for an owl. They’re nocturnal, deliver letters by air, and they make that really cool hoo hoo! sound.
Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of things that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?
I’d use mine most right before leaving a location. Heading out the door? Check my Remembrall to see if I remembered everything I need. Finished with the grocery shopping? Look before I check out to see if I forgot anything on the list. I’d especially love an upgrade so my Remembrall would tell me what I’d forgotten.
Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?
In my (more foolish) younger days I might have used this for recreational eavesdropping. I’ve since found that causes more problems than it’s worth, but that invisibility cloak sure sounds like it would be perfect for naps.
While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror.) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?
Me, dressed in the most comfy clothes ever, surrounded by a litter of puppies and my own sweet fur babies, with a never-ending basket of fresh baked yeast rolls.
And now our traditional questions:
Would You Rather Live 120 Years That Are Comfortable But Boring, Or Live Half As Long, But Have An Exciting Adventure Packed Life?
I don’t need action packed adventure but 120 years of boring sounds like hell. Looks like adventure it is!
What’s Something That Overwhelms You?
For certain meals it’s those last ten minutes when I’m trying to simultaneously finish up three different foods so nothing sits getting cold while the rest is cooking. Luckily those meals are becoming fewer and fewer.
What Do or DID You Take For Granted?
Choices. Like being able to use free weights or the elliptical no matter the weather. Getting to sit down for a nice dinner in a great restaurant. Helping my kids manage their school life from a healthy distance. Eating my way through a vat of movie theater popcorn, for heaven’s sake.
note: I fully acknowledge every single one of those is super privileged. There are bigger things I took for granted, like having a president who could speak intelligently on issues affecting the country and world, but I figured I’d keep it light. Ish.
Gratitude: Please feel free to share some gratitude moments or thoughts you’ve had recently. This section is entirely optional.
There were a few days last week that didn’t have a heat index over a hundred. Good times.