Friday Five: Random

Late again, but Anne at RevGals asks of the multi-taskers:

  1. What is your “gotta go!” breakfast that you can grab and take with you in the morning when you’re in a rush?
  2. When was the last time you had a fun evening out, and what did you do?
  3. Favorite poet or poem?
  4. Who makes you laugh?
  5. Where do you like to go for some “time apart,” in the way that Jesus took time apart?

#1. Granola bar, fruit, yogurt. If the yogurt can be eaten at a desk instead of the car, I like the fruit to be berries in lemon yogurt. Soooo good. It’s almost dessert.

#2. On October 30th, our church of St. Simon & St. Jude in Irmo, SC, hosted an evening of Poe, with our troupe of actors/lectors/musicians telling us six tales of Edgar Allen Poe. It was amazing and so much fun! Can’t wait to see what they do to top it next year.

#3. Favorite poet or poem? How can I pick only one? But one that left me just about slain the first time and every time I hear it is W. H. Auden’s Stop All The Clocks. But also, Langston Hughes’ Night Funeral in Harlem. Any of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

#4. People who make me laugh out loud: my daughter, Charlotte, who always sees things from another angle, shedding light wherever she goes; my husband, Paul; my BFF, John.

#5. Time apart….. what’s that like? But if I had a choice, I’d say the ocean. There is something so vast about the sea and the smell of salt, rotting kelp, and fish the feel of sand between my toes. It is primal and comforting to me. A childhood raised on the beach perhaps leads me to yearn for a place that was carefree, but which possesses such beauty and grand scale it takes me outside of myself.

One thought on “Friday Five: Random

  1. 3dogmom

    I think the beach is a fabulous place apart, or at least in the vicinity of water. I find that I can’t help but be lured by its motion, sound, reflected light, and the life it harbors to lead me away from whatever tensions–or even joys–that I carry with me. Thanks for sharing your randoms and playing the FF.


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