Slice of Life Story Challenge March 8 - Most Important Thoughts
Yesterday I wrote about our record breaking Autumn weather and how we are enduring an unprecedented number of days where the temperature above 30 degrees (Celsius) If it continues until next Wednesday as forecast, it will represent the most days consecutively above the 30 degree mark. Well, today I have been thinking about that word ‘most. ‘ I began posing questions to myself. Questions involving ‘mosts.’ From there, a series of personal mosts began to form in my mind.
proudly took part in a peace march against the Iraq War. Almost 200,000 people
participated that day (in 2003 ) in what
was a large scale peaceful statement about our collective concern regarding the
invasion of New York City . Iraq
White water rafting on the
in . Closely followed by jumping into
a swimming pool in the depths of winter in my younger days just to win a bet. Cairns, Queensland
Camped in the desert south of
Alice Springs when I was eighteen I saw the
night sky in all its sparkling intensity. -A starry, starry night indeed. The
sheer distance from city life and the quiet of the desert night heightened the
true magnificence of those genuine super stars.
1989. I was holidaying there and it rained for 14
out of 16 days I was there. Wet, wet, wet. Innisfail, Queensland
I do this sort of thing quite frequently I must admit…
The most number of people I have seen gathered in one place…Well, that was in
The most daring thing I’ve done so far…
The most stars I ever seen…
The most rain I ever saw…
The most trouble I ever got into as a child…That was surely the time my Dad noticed my singed eyebrows and smelt the smoke on my clothes before asking me directly if I had been smoking. Without hesitating, I told him, ‘No, I was only lighting them for the other kids.’ My father was more disappointed in the fact that I had so blatantly lied, than the fact that I had experimented with the dreaded scourge of cigarettes. Ironically, my father smoked for almost thirty years, while I never wanted to take it up. Maybe that humiliating experience aged 9 was enough to put me off for life.
We all have our personal ‘mosts.’ It’s a close relative of ‘firsts.’ Once you tap into the idea, it can reveal a rich vein of potential ideas. I’ll stop there for now. My other life calls me away.