This challenge was made for me. I collect quotes. I keep the computer open so when I hear something new, I pop the words into an email and send it to myself and Garry. In this case, he sent it to me, but you get the idea I’m sure. I know many (most?) people look for inspiring quotes from the pens of the great and wannabe greats of our world. Around here, most quotes get picked up from television shows and movies. And Garry doesn’t even have to watch the movies since he already knows all the lines.

This quotation has been sitting in my email since August 29th when Garry sent it to me. I knew I’d be using it one day:


“We’re all carrying pre-historic genes in a post modern world.” Think about the concept. We are not only what we are, we are all our ancestors were. We carry DNA from our Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon forebears and our children carry it too. Maybe it partly explains so much otherwise inexplicable behavior.

 He was talking about a particularly brutal murder and one of his crew asked  how anyone could do such a horrible thing. That was his answer. It was a bit of a show stopper for me. It made me think. It’s still making me think.

For my first three victims, I choose:
  • Evil (aka Bill Brown) at Evil Squirrel’s Nest. I’m pretty sure he can take — and make — a joke and probably won’t send one of his critters to bite me on the ankle.
  • Emilio Pasquale (Photos by Emilio) or as he is more familiarly known, 007) because he lives too far away to come and get me … and I totally love both his photography and his sense of humor.
  • Leslie Martel, my pal in Montreal at swo8 – MUSIC MEANS SOMETHING. We talk a lot. And I, Though we have done a couple of projects together, I’ve never tapped her for a challenge. I think (hope) she’ll enjoy this one.

There’s no time pressure here. You don’t have to do all three posts in a week. Put them up whenever you have time to do it and space to fill.
I want to thank Sue Vincent at Daily Echo. She knows how to take a hint and run with it! She got me into this — this time — but, I’d have happily done it anyway. I enjoy word play.
Now, all the rest of you blogging buddies — don’t think you’re off the hook just cause I didn’t tag you. There are two more days of tagging and if you’d like to play, let me know. Also, I don’t want to impose. If you’re overloaded, or just don’t want to do it, tell me and I’ll find someone else. If I didn’t tag you and you DO want to play, I’ll be delighted to add you. Games are more fun if everyone playing is happy to be there.


  1. That’s a great quote, Marilyn… and you’re right. It makes you think. It reminds me of a discussion I had with a friend, though, about the air we breathe today having passed through the digestive systems of dinosaurs…


  2. Thanks, Marilyn. But don’t think for a moment that you are safe from my wrath. Lynn and I love to just get in the car and drive. One day we might just show up at your door to exact revenge!


  3. Love quotes too, Marilyn. And strongly believe in the prehistoric woman inside me. Strong and wild! No kidding, I often thought of the people who populated our planet and of their countless challenges and how we benefit from them. Have fun with the challenge!


    1. I love hearing these great little golden nuggets of words in the oddest places. I try to get them written down as quickly as I can before I forget them … or typically, get the wording just a little bit wrong.

      I think we all have a lot of “primitive” remaining in us and it doesn’t take much to bring it out into the open.


  4. Hi Marilyn, we are living in Mississauga, not Montreal (which is a lovely place to live mind you). I’m still mulling it over since there is no time constraint.
    No doubt about the Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon DNA. I’m feeling it today.


  5. Ha! Interestingly, one of the quote I was thinking of kinda parallels this idea. Not sure I’ll get around to it this week since Halloween activities are probably going to gobble up my time, but maybe the week after… or sometime.


    1. You are always looking for something different to do and who says your critters can’t quote you or each other or … Walt Kelly? A quote can be anything. Halloween seems to be bigger than Christmas this year and gee, we don’t even do anything for it. We lack the spriit(s) I guess 🙂


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