SAINT MARILYN? NOT.

NOT A SAINT

Patroness of survival maybe? Nah. There are a lot of survivors. I’m not so special. No sainthood here. Nope, not me.

I might make a good cautionary tale. That’s as good as it’ll get if you choose to include me in the mix. There are far more — and better — candidates for patrons and patronesses for pretty much everything I can think of.

Saint Me?

Saint Me?

Even amongst the shining lights of art, sports and technology, I cannot think of anyone living or recently dead who strikes me as a good candidate for sainthood, canonization, or deification.

We are all merely folks struggling through life with a greater or lesser degree of success. We do the best we can and hopefully, it works out on the positive side of the good vs. evil equation. Sometimes, with the weird bounces good intentions can take, you never know how it will be accounted in a final summary.

There’s no doubt in my mind I’m no saint. No candidate for anything except being me. I am however, exceptionally good at being Marilyn.

I aspire to nothing higher.

CCY: WEEK #3 – LOTS OF SHOTS

CEE’S COMPOSE YOURSELF CHALLENGE: WEEK #3 ALWAYS TAKE MORE THAN ONE PHOTO

When in doubt, shoot more! Ever since photography went digital — meaning I don’t have to pay by the print for pictures — I’ve been a passionate over-shooter.

Picture set 1: Slightly different angles, but mostly, taking light readings on different parts of the scene changes the color of the leaves. All were processed identically.

Picture set 2: Flipping the camera from portrait to landscape changes everything!

I figure if one picture of that beautiful dam is good, 12 are 12 times better.

Picture Set 3: The Autumn House from straight on and from slightly angled. The difference is color is due to the difference in how light was sampled for a reading. 

I have so many views of the same view — different angles, various light — and often in more than one season. This prompt has my name on it — so to speak.

HOW ABOUT A LITTLE HOT SAUCE?

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK #41

What genre of music do you like?

I really love music. Classical — Beethoven is my current favorite composer, but Chopin is always high on the list. Country. Folk. Rock and Roll, mostly from the 1960s. Classic R&B. Blues. Ragtime.

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It would be easier to list what I don’t like — and that would be Polka Music. I don’t know what it is about an accordion that makes my ears itch, but …

What is the worst thing you ate this last week?

Everything was fine. I cook pretty well and in between, we have pizza — the frozen kind we can cook in the convection oven.

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I’m not sure that Garry wouldn’t prefer pizza every night, but I think I would get tired of it. In between pizza, we eat mostly fish and chicken. I make a lot of Chinese and Italian dishes. My rice cooker is a treasure and makes life much easier.

Would you like to be famous? In what way?

Fame isn’t important to me … but I sure would like to be a well-known and respected author.

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When I was perhaps 12, I had a rich and rewarding fantasy life in which I lived in a mansion on a cliff overlooking the ocean. There, I wrote brilliant novels and played the piano for entertainment.

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I have backed off this fantasy during the intervening 50+ years. It turns out blogging is just fine, even if I never make the New York Times best-seller list. Although this house is not my fantasy mansion, it suits my real life very well.

Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some hot sauce!