Monday, October 27, 2008

Manic Monday #139

october 27 2008



What is the greatest value that guides your life?

It's not just one value.
It's a whole interwoven set.
Honesty, respect for life, nature and people we don't understand (so I'm against war in every form), care and love.
It's difficult to put into a few words, because it's a deep feeling.

Fill in the blank: If I could be anybody besides myself, I would be
a travelling journalist.
Or I would roam the highlands of Scotland or make music in Africa.
(Yea, I know I'd still be me... but I would use other characteristics of me.)

What is one item in your house that you should really throw out but probably never will?

My bed.
How do you call a bed with sticks at the site and a railing? Canopy bed?
I bought one when they were just on the market here.
It wasn't expensive at all, but it took ages before it was delivered and then they brought a wrong combination of sides. Two left sites.
I remember the guy from the transport centre didn't want to come back to take it back, but then I told him that probably elsewhere someone might have two right sides and needed exchange too.
But even that didn't change his mind, until I told him I would go to the papers and the people who had to subsidise a new road to the new loadinghalls.
He didn't believe me, until I told him that a friend owned a paper and I needed just one call.
It took another two weeks, before the bed was finally complete and I could assemble it.

A few months later I saw another canopy bed in a shop and the stylist had made shelves on top and put things on it.
So now I have a shelf with my baskets on top, my best clothes are hanging at one of the sides and it is my nighthome in the house.

Wouldn't miss it for the world, even though interchanging it with a smaller bed would enable me to put a chair in the room and have a nice corner for myself. (Where I'd probably never would sit, because I'm always needed elsewhere.)



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9 comments:

  1. I agree that it is not just one value. It is a multitude of values.

    A traveling journalist would be fun. I would love to tour the world.

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  2. I am guided by love to people and art, would be a painter if have enough patience to learn how to draw. And I have already thrown most of the thing away including the bed:)

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  3. You and I answered the second question in exactly the same way - I said I'd like to be a foreign correspondent!

    Haven't gotten a chance to visit your site in awhile but I love your new design!

    Happy Monday! Come visit if you get a chance!

    Manic Monday #22

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  4. Good answers...

    Mine's at http://pehuajeando.blogspot.com/2008/10/manic-monday-lunes-maniaco-nro9.html

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  5. Gosh, what a pain with your bed!

    I have a boy on the spectrum, as well. And a drama queen for a daughter. :)

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  6. Oh, I love how you answered the first question. You are so right, it's a whole set of values.

    Your story about the canopy bed made me smile.

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  7. I would love to roam the highlands of Scotland also! Happy Monday!

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  8. I've thought a travel writer would be a fun job.

    Two left sides -- that made me laugh.

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  9. Totally agree on it not just being one value.

    And OMG on the two left sides!

    Hope you're having a good week!

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