Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tricks and Treats

Absolute Vanilla gifted me with a treat! A very sweet award which came hand in hand with a meme... is that the trick part? Ha, ha, ha....



Thank you Vanilla!

* 1. After your intro, copy/paste this line and the rules below it: The originator - one Damien Riley - wants to see how far it goes so please keep his link intact: http://rileycentral.net/



* 2. Encourage people to post with the incentive of a link by including those who have passed it along here: Audrey, Celtic Angel, JM, Romance Writer, Deep Thinker, Absolute Vanilla.



* 3. Visit at least 3 on the list who’ve written and passed this meme. Leave them a comment. Then you are supposed to, “pick three things that enrapture, consume, fascinate, or otherwise enliven you more than blogging. Next, write a few lines about each to explain what the nonblog activity does for you, why and how.”


Thing One~ Life Isn't life something else? The tides of our own time that pull and push us, that tear and soothe us, that carry us ever onward until they carry us away... washing the past away like sand from the shore while it refreshes us anew every day. I passionately love all of the nuances of life... all of the wonderful joys, glorious love, fiery anger, bubbling laughter, echoing solitude, cocooned comfort in the arms of someone trusted, searing pain, enlightening learning every day, humbling forgiveness, overwhelming excitement, and even all the deep sorrows... how could we know just how good the good is without measuring the depth of the bad? And don't the lows make the highs SO precious... when we know just what they are worth? Every minute of our lives is something new to be savored and experienced to it's fullest, to be given it's ultimate possibility, whether simple or great, and each minute passes silently through us and we are changed, again and again.

Thing Two~ Family and Friends I never want to know what life would be like without them. These are part of the foundation of my existence.

Thing Three~ The "Using my only wish to wish for more wishes" trick: Chocolate, tea, prayer and meditation, sleeping in, holding hands, good books, equality, corvettes, good music, good hugs, airplanes, cameras, kindness, good weather outside, being inside when there is bad weather, performing arts, thick warm blankets and soft pillows, flowers, ferris wheels, sunrises and sunsets, forgiveness, the ocean, some art, planetariums and all the things we can see when we look through a telescope, dancing, surprises, red nail polish, bubbles, holidays, seasons, leaving footsteps in new places, libraries, letters/cards and packages in the real mail, teaching someone something that will be of value to them.

I'll get back to you on who I am tagging. To satisfy my Libra character, I want to look over past memes and new friends and find those who haven't been tagged yet.

To be continued....

16 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

What wonderful, thoughtful and happy answers, sweet Scarlett. I so enjoyed reading your meme response and you outdid yourself! Brilliant - and I echo everything in Thing Three!
:-)

Dee said...

Very clever..using one wish for many more!!

And yes life does fascinate and consume us..doesn't it? Well said!!

Maybe that's why we are all endlessly intrigued and fascinated by the lives of others.

The Passionate Palate said...

Your words are oh, so beautiful as always Scarlett. Thank you for that inspiration.

Minx said...

Consume, enrapture and fascinate - how saucy - and sweet!

Jon M said...

Loved reading this post, Scarlett, especially the wishing for more wishes...cos you can! :-)

Shameless said...

Nice responses. It's amazing how much we can get out of these things.

Vesper said...

Indeed very sweet!
Loved all your "things"! :-)

Molly said...

You've pretty much said it all.....

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

l have such a warm fuzzy feeling that was a really sweet response Scarlett:) There is so much truth in it. As, for the wishes... more please!

Pearl said...

Wishing for more wishes. :) So much good to choose from. The older I get the more important family and friends seem.

Hope you had a great Hallowe'en.

Shameless said...

Hi Wanderlust,
Just checking in to say hi and how are you. Hope things are going OK. :-)

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Scarlett, where are you? Are you okay? Sending love and hugs.

Jon M said...

Just dropped by to say hello again!

mutleythedog said...

I think it looks a bit sticky to me... I prefer meat anyway.

Damien said...

Thanks for writing this excellent post and keeping my link intact!

I loved how you started with L.I.F.E -- Isn't that the fuel that makes blogs? Should be. Your words reminded me a lot of myself. Nice post.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Vanilla,

Echoes? Amen! Glad you liked them, it was fun to do!


Dee,

Well, we must be resourceful when we can, musn't we?


Jeni,

Inspiration... it fills our sails and carries us ever onward, doesn't it?


Minx,

I am ON it! Definitely in for the consuming caramel apples part.


Jon,

Well, if one has the opportunity, then one should!


Seamus,

Oh... tis true, tis true.


Vesper,

Thank you! It was fun to do.


Molly,

Oh no, I cut waaaaay back. Editing...


Cleo,

Amen! YAY more wishes!


Pearl,

Friends and family are the most important.


Seamus,

Well, I fell off the edge of the earth, but have managed to scramble back up and dust myself.
I'm here!


Vanilla,

Yes! Yes, ok, just busy with school... OMG... so busy. Missing everyone!


Jon,

Hello again to you too!


Mutley,

I could see that about you... sticky could be a bad mix with fur.


Damien,

Welcome! Glad you liked it, it was your idea, after all!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore