Forever Young

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

If there were a real Fountain of Youth, would you drink the water?

First the music:

Forever Young-Rod Stewart

Yes and I’d give some to my brother Stephen and my cats also. Just think the youth, agility and great health of my 20s coupled with the wisdom of my 50s!  A Great Deal! No more aches & pains, more energy, vim, vigor and vitality! Excellent!  Plus there would be more time in life to do the things I want to do. As I age and see more and more loved ones either pass away or develop life inhibiting challenges yes I would love to go back in time especially since I’ve had more vision problems as I get older. Yes I’d give anything to get back the 20/20 eyesight I had when I was young instead of dealing with retina troubles and the prospect of glaucoma and cataracts. Ugh!  Given my independent personality I absolutely hate asking for help mostly because I feel like a fool.

If I could not get a drink from the Fountain of Youth then I’d like the character from the Green Mile to touch my body for healing. Sadly too bad in real life healing was not available for Michael Clarke Duncan. But that is the reality of life no matter how healthy we may be now, how much we exercise or watch what we eat you can’t live forever and one day we all will get old.

Share Your World ~~ 2015 Week #34

Share Your World – 2015 Week #34


Sylvester & Weezer Watching over their Kingdom
Sylvester & Weezer Watching over their Kingdom

What is your favorite animal?

Cats. I have two. Sylvester & Weezer.

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

K – 12 hard. I was terrible at math. Always failing. The only reason I got promoted was because of the New York State Regents exams.  College was a much different story. I went to and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College and Loved it! The difference between K-12 and College was that at MMC for the most part I got to choose subjects I enjoyed and all the professors were challenging. I suppose another factor was that I went to College late in life. I was 36 when I began my studies. Marymount Manhattan College was one of the best experiences of my life.

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts?

I had retina surgery on my left eye Jan. 2010. My eyesight had been very badly damaged from a minor stroke in Jan. 2008. Basically I spent nearly all 2009 blind in my left eye. The operation restored part of my vision but not all. Now my vision is 20/100.  I had to stop driving and I still have problems judging distance, ie going up and down stairs. I wear corrective glasses which help. As I get older there are so many things wrong with my eyes that contacts would do me no good whatsoever.

List:  Name at least five television shows (past or present) you enjoyed?

The Ed Sullivan Show (I Loved that little Italian mouse Topo Gigo)

What’s Happening!

The Mitch Miller Show

The Wonderful World of Disney (1960s version with Jiminy Cricket)



Soupy Sales (Loved when he got hit with a cream pie at the end of the show) LOL!!

The Jackie Gleason show/The Honeymooners

Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden How Sweet it is!
Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden
How Sweet it is!

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

Grateful for Life, Health and a possible Romantic Love Connection. Looking forward to getting to know Mr. Caramel man better.  Actually Mr. Coffee with cream reminds me of the character Rerun in the What’s Happening Show!!  Not in looks but that he is always bouncy and smiley.

That Stings!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “That Stings!.”

Franz Kafka said, “we ought to read only books that bite and sting us.” What’s the last thing you read that bit and stung you?

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
The Souls of Black Folk
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois said, on the launch of his groundbreaking 1903 treatise The Souls of Black Folk,“for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line”—a prescient statement. Setting out to show to the reader “the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century,” Du Bois explains the meaning of the emancipation, and its effect, and his views on the role of the leaders of his race.

Since this paragraph was written in 1903 the problem of the 21st Century is still the problem of the color-line. As I read the book I can see that not a lot has changed in America for Black people.  Yes we have the Civil Rights laws and Voting Rights Act but racism, bigotry and prejudice still exist. Having a Black President has not changed the attitudes in this country if anything it has only brought out more of the ugliness that still remains and ensures two separate and unequal Americas.  Very Enlightening.

Good Times

Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. You get the day all to yourself, to do anything you please. What types of fun activities would make your day?

If I had a Free day all to myself I’d spend it at as many New York museums as possible such as the Brooklyn museum or South Street Seaport. As my loyal readers already know I’m having a love affair with the Brooklyn museum. The exhibits are excellent. Going there is an experience I want to repeat constantly.  Yes it would be a museum day all day.

The last time I was at the South Street Seaport my brother Stephen and I had a great time exploring. Since it was early May 2012  the weather was overcast and dreary but we had a great time.  The Museums located in this are specialize in nautical fare and are fascinating and well worth repeat visits.  The year 2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and there was a special exhibit dedicated to this anniversary. They had many mementos about the White Star Line and reproductions of costumes and clothing worn during that time period.