I just found Cee’s Share Your World Weekly Writing Challenges and am so happy for another source for prompts. I like the ones she has challenged us with for this week, 38, of 2014:
If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
I would want to be a giant oak. My branches would provide shelter for wildlife – birds, squirrels and whomever else would need refuge in my strength. I would provide shade for the weary workmen who lunch beneath my bows. When my trunk and roots become sickly, I would provide the perfect home for owls who prefer to live in the hollow skeletons of old, towering trees.
If you could have a servant come to your house every day for one hour, what would you have them do?
I would ask the servant his/her name and invite them into my kitchen, asking if they would make a pot of tea. I would motion for him/her to accompany me onto the patio with the tray of tea and cookies and sit with me. I would ask questions about their life, I would point out activities in the backyard from its tenants, especially the one crazy, squirrel with a white spot on its back. We would commiserate and for one hour a week, in time, escape the ordinary.
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Water. I am not sure that water qualifies as a food, but, right off the top of my head, I would want an endless supply of water more than anything because of its life-giving and sustaining qualities.
What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
My first job was a clerk at my Dad’s music studio. I would greet the customers who came for their music lessons. A year later, I was teaching piano at a young 16 years of age. My father, a professional musician, made certain that all of his children learned to play an instrument. I began my musical training at six years old. By the time of eighth grade graduation, my music teacher told my father that she could teach me no more. I knew everything she could teach me. I played classical music.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I don’t remember last week, too much health/illness issues to deal with here, but, in general, I am thankful for life and my health and the lives and health of my family. I am looking forward to my pain management appointment, maybe acupuncture? And to be able to cross off my list, cataract surgery.