Aurelia and Niobe are having fun luring their lurkers out of lurkdom, so I thought I'd give it a try.
But since I am posting this kinda late on this fine Wednesday evening, it is totally ok to delurk on this fine Thursday morning, if that's when you are seeing this (hence: cheating).
And since I know the draw of quietly sitting in the back of the class, I will pose a question, one of the ones I tend to use on the first day of class (if I am teaching a small enough class, that is) as an ice breaker. I will even go first with my own answer. But since I can't cold-call on you out there in the great wilds of the internets, I will ask nicely-- please don't let me be the only one talking, k?
So the question is: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and why?
My answer: Aruba, and because that place does me good. Or it did the two times we went before. JD found a nice little local diving company there the first time we went, and we dove with them both trips. The guys are very-very good at what they do. They won't rush a dive, they don't overload the divemasters, and they work hard to make sure you see everything there is to see on a given dive site. Plus, they give you watermelon or cantaloupe after the dives. So that's where I'd be-- on board Mermaid II, the top of my head braided into many tiny braids so that the hair doesn't get in the way on a dive, wind in my face, joking with the divemasters. That, or trying to photograph the sunsets.
My second choice right now would be a trip through Europe by train. The train rolling down the track, the sound, the rhythm, the feel, the inertia of it, it would all make a good soundtrack to the strange malaise of my days, days that crawl as I wait for the outcomes of things still weeks away, as I wonder what my body has in store for me.
So what about you?