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Monday, September 16, 2002

Monday Mission 0916

This'll probably be my last stab at a Monday Mission

1. Do you have a favorite piece of poetry or prose written by someone else? Care to share it? Poetry has never really been my thing.

2. In High School, did you enjoy creative writing? Do you currently do any other writing in addition to your Blog? Creative writing wasn't offered when I was in high school. The school system was overcrowded. In an effort to relieve the overcrowding, juniors and seniors went to school from 7:00 to 11:45 a.m., and freshman and sophomores went from 12:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For real. With only five class periods available, a lot of the fluffy subjects were cut back. In my senior year, however, I did take a one semester class called "expository writing." It was a worthwhile class. Unfortunately, it was only offered that one year. Also noteworthy, I've written about 140 pages of my memoirs. These days, most of the writing I do is for my lawyer boss. I'm a natural at it, but the dullness of it all is hard to shake. It shows?

3. Have you ever noticed that the Blog entries you least expect to get the most comments do, and those you expect to generate a lot of feedback don't? Which Blog entry of yours surprised you by getting a lot of comments? Which one did you think would generate a lot but didn't? This doesn't apply to me since I just started comments a week ago.

4. Sometimes you get a chance to make a lifestyle change that has a huge impact on the course your life takes. That is, a moment where something became very clear to you, and that realization changed your life, such as: the need to leave a relationship, to stop an addiction, to bond with someone, to start a new career, and so on. Have you ever had an "awakening" moment in your life? My life is riddled with awakening moments. It's not all it's cracked up to be. I'm about due for another awakening moment any day now.

5. Then there are other times where you can have a huge impact on someone else's life. You suggest they see a doctor, stop them from taking that last drink, or maybe just say some kind words at the moment. Have you made a lasting positive impact on the life of someone else? I've left a trail of lasting positive impacts in my wake.

6. Are there any charities or organizations which you support? How did you come to be involved with them? As far as ongoing support, there's really no charity I'm supporting right now. If something strikes me as worthwhile, and if I have the time or money at the time, I do what I can. I've also organized a few fund raisers.

7. Care to collaborate with me? Help me out and write the rest of this poem:

I drifted though a dream last night,
visions full of colors bright.
My thoughts began to drift to you,
and in an instant we were two.

I touched your hand,
We began to blend,
Filled with a feeling
that should have no end.

And then I realized as I awoke,
that you were giving me a poke,
All the while, no words were spoke
When it was over we enjoyed a toke.

Woo! I guess I am a poet.

BONUS: Hey cutie, what's up with this attitude? You like?

Posted by Marie at September 16, 2002 10:11 PM