What, in your opinion, is the point to life? In my humble opinion there is no point to life. We — as the human race — simply are, like every other species on the planet. Do dogs, cats, fish, birds and other animals have a raison d’être? Not really. They simply are — so far as I know. I can’t read their minds. Why should we be different simply because we’re the top of the food chain? Oh, I know, it’s because we can state to the universe, “I think, therefore I am!” (René Descartes)
So flipping what. The universe doesn’t care if we can think, nor does it care if we can build giant monuments to our grandiose significance. There are stars we see in the sky that are so old they were born — and have possibly died but we’re still seeing their light — long before humankind, even the Earth was even born. Let that sink in, dear reader. The distance is so vast out there, we could be seeing the light of dead stars, but we here on Earth think we’re all that and a bag of chips. I think not. But let’s look inside… the individual cells in my body — pick any one of them… it will be gone in roughly seven years or less, some in less than three days. But I’ll bet that not one of the individual cells in my body has any idea of the concept of the person who is Willow. My goals and dreams mean nothing to the individual parts that make up the whole. When it comes down to it, we, all of us, simply are. Does that make life meaningless? Hell no. Trees and flowers simply are and they live with all their might until the day they die. I have no trouble with there being no *point* to life and simply being. I’ll just be the best I can be, and hey, it’s okay by me. Because, there’s only one me... and that, dear readers, is the point. ^_-
What was your most recent lie? You don’t have to get really specific obviously. I don’t talk to a lot of people at this moment, so I have no need for lying. I guess I told a salesperson I didn’t have any money… That’s probably the most recent.
What country do you consider the strangest? (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders). I’ve only been to the United States and have never gone abroad or to our neighboring countries, so I can’t judge any other countries. Here in the states though, I’d say that Florida is pretty weird (Sorry Melinda, but y’all are weird down there).
What’s your funniest story involving a car? So when I was driving from New Mexico to Seattle, I had this little orange Calibre, and it had this vinyl saying on the side:
Now, in case you can’t read it, it says: Just Breathe, You will never live this moment again. Somewhere in Washington, I want to say… could have been Northern Cali, I pulled into a gas station and after a moment a guy pulled up on the other side of the pump (there was only one pump). He saw the saying and asked me what it meant. I tried explain that it means each moment we live passes on, and we should just let it go and not spend it on negative emotions (or something).
“Huh” said he, “that’s an interesting way of thinkin’. Woulda helped me with muh first wife.”
Being a captive audience on the other side of the gas pump, I mumbled something about my first husband.
“Yeah,” he said, “maybe she woulda made it out alive when I caught her with who I caught her with doin’ what they were doin’.”
“Uh…” Did this guy just confess murdering his wife to me? “Okay.” I continued to pump my gas but kept a close eye on him. I also wondered what I should do with information, if anything.
“Yeah,” he continued as if we were discussing the weather, “I had a choice between a .45 and a baseball bat. I chose the baseball bat.”
So, like, is this guy is for real telling me about bludgeoning two people to death? Wow. “Huh” I hung up the gas nozzle and took my receipt. “I Just walked away.”
“Me too.” His was a bigger car, so he was still pumping gas.. “But they left in an ambulance.”
“Okay…” Well if they left in an ambulance, then at least the authorities already know about it. I wonder if thinks this is impressive somehow? It’s totally not. I screwed on my gas cap and got in my car. “But that was in the past, and this is now. And that is what the saying means. Nice talking to you.” Then I got in my car and drove away.
Luckily, I was driving North and he was going South. I have to say… that’s the first negative experience I’d eve had because of the writing on my car. Earlier that day, a lady complimented me on the very same saying and told me that it made her smile. I’ve even had random toughs on the street holler at me that they like the sayings on my car — the other side says: Be your own kind of Beautiful.
Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone? I stopped coughing for three days… three days of no coughing! Yay! Unfortunately, I started coughing again last night — bam! just like that. Doug is between jobs so we are between insurances, which means I can’t see a doctor, but I was grateful for those three days of no coughing. Because coughing all of the damned time is not only annoying, it’s fucking exhausting.
Via Melanie’s Share Your World
PS. WordPress, when I uncheck a box it should stay unchecked! I don’t want to “Always perform pre-publishing checks” so stop rechecking that stupid box! >_<