|One spring somewhere in Utah.|
My days are so full of gardening and planning a weekend get-away with my daughter and daughter-in-law to celebrate their two birthdays, that I hardly have time to slow down and blog. So, I am going to use a "writing prompt" to get some creative juices flowing and also offer you an opportunity to participate in the comments below. Come on...take a chance. If you want to write a longer response...just invite us on over to your blog.
Here is the challenge:
"In this world when you turn 18 you are sent an envelope with the name of one person on the planet that you must meet and get to know. Who is your person? How do you meet? What happens next?"
Since the list of those I might want to meet is so long I am going to qualify the challenge and say they must be living today.
I narrowed my consideration further by including women only for consideration since men have had all the breaks for hundreds of years in history.
I want someone not too quippy because I am 18 and going to pick their brain on important decisions in life and mistakes they have learned from. I will ask the most important thing they have learned. I will ask the most important relationships that they have made in their lives. I will ask what they say "no" to on many days. I will ask them about their most important success. I will ask them what they wish they could do over. I will ask them about their relationship with a higher being or what they use for spiritual guidance. I will ask if they think one can be successful in love and what are the keys to that. I will ask them what second career might they wish they could have followed. I will ask them what keeps them centered on their most difficult days.
How do we meet? Well, maybe I win some contest. We would meet on a hike to a mountain lodge or a walk to a cabin on a lake. NO one else, just the two of us stuck together for most of the day.
What happens next? This would be a challenge for me to try and apply some of what I learned to my own future career, marriage, and decisions on life in general. I would also hope we could keep in touch over the years ahead.
Oh, you want to know who I selected? Ruth Bader Ginsberg. No special reason as there were many authors, journalists, political leaders that I could have considered, and since she has her own exercise program I am guessing we could handle that gentle mountain walk. Perhaps a spring walk in Utah?
Now, your turn...if you like.