Looking through my readers list I found a link to Cee’s Share your World. Ever the curious bunny, I hopped on over. This is actually week 40 for the blog challenge. So I am picking it up late. It could be fun, all I can do is give it a try. This week is a list of 4 questions (in bold below), beneath each I will give as much of an answer as I can with where time stands.

You’re given $500,000 dollars tax free (any currency), what do you spend it on? 

$500,000 just out of the blue? Oh that would be one of those blessings in life. I would pay off all my bills… and then put money away for my son’s college. As for the bit left, do I really want a house? I might put away enough to make sure I could rent a decent place for the next six years. Then afterwards I could move closer to work. I know some would be put away for my 50th birthday present (a long ways away it is…). After all that? I am pretty sure it is spent.

What’s the finest education?

The finest education? What a parent can give a child. There are many things I have learned along the way that I wish my parents had taught me. Now I am doing my best to pass those lessons down. As for one of the hardest lessons to swallow, take responsibility for your actions be they good or bad.You chose to make them.

What kind of art is your favorite? Why?

The written word. I cannot think of any other that lets you be an artist of your own as your mind creates the images depicted by the words on a page.

Is there something that you memorized long ago and still remember?

“Once upon a midnight dreary, as I pondered weak and weary. Suddenly there came a tapping. As if someone gently rapping. rapping on my chamber door.”

I remember the gist of the rest of the Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, but to try to write more I would completely butcher the poor thing. It’s the cadence of the words that I remember the most.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Looking back, that I am finally finding the strength to move forward with my dreams once again. And looking forward? To finally be done with the book of poems. Though it kind of feelings like I am breaking up with it. 🙂