If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?
Immediately put in for Retirement then Stephen and I would take a nice vacation to the Caribbean. I would donate $2,000 each to both Stephen’s Group Home Residence ~~ QCP and his Day Treatment Center ~~ AABR. I would move forward with establishing AweSome AweTism Adventures featuring Stephen in videos all around New York City and maybe upstate New York.
I would definitely make a $2,000 donation to the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple. I’d also be able to volunteer more and just spend more time in a peaceful environment because I’d be a Retired Lady of Leisure!
Find a better place to live because my housing situation is up in the air. No more back to back Double Shifts to survive. Just think I would not have to worry about paying my rent!
Buy a better laptop computer because this one will probably die soon just like what happened to me last year!
Have my own art show. Featuring my photography and Mixed Media Photo Collages. I’m building up lots of canvases but of course no money to rent a place for an art show. If money was no object I would rent out a really nice gallery, cater in great food and even have some live Jazz music. Imagine if I had the money my pipe dreams would come true.
I’d also have a Special Photography Art Show for my Dad Edward G. Palmer. He never got his due when he was alive and I’d do it as a Tribute to a Great Dad and a Great Man. My Dad was a gifted and talented man. I’d find a reliable person to convert those old Kodak Koda Chrome slides from the 1950s to the 1980s to Digital.
I would start doing more self care things for myself like massages, doctor visits, trips to Hawaii, Georgia, Florida & California, spending time at Spas, getting my hair and nails done. Being able to afford to take care of myself would be a Miracle. Now I cancel Doctor’s Appointments because I can’t afford the co-pay. I ignore pains and other health issues. Rest and Relaxation. Mainly All the things that I cannot afford to do now.
What sound or sounds do you love?
Sounds of nature. The sound of the tinkling bell at the Shinnyo-en Buddhist Temple. When that is gently rung that signals Chanting. Mostly the Sound of Silence. I’m mostly a Loner and a Solitary. Anytime I must socialize I have panic attacks before the event.
The Sound of Silence (Original Version from 1964)
What’s your middle name? Why?
Ann. Because that’s what my Mother decided. Pretty much All my Baby Boomer female cousins on my Mom’s side have the middle name Ann.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
The Union Art Show