Barbara Torris of At Home in the World has tagged me. Barbara is in her 60's and is seemingly learning and living more than ever. She is a great example to me.
I'm not quite sure how Six Quirky Things falls under the rubric of 'dare to dream', except that having been tagged, and then responding, is systergistic, isn't it? And are quirky things really unimportant? Aren't they part of what makes us who we are?
1) One of my friends once said to me, "whenever someone tells you about their dream, you are like one of Pavlov's dogs." It's true. I nearly salivate when people I love and like tell me about what they dream of doing. Even more fun is helping them accomplish that dream.
2) My driving when another person is in the car is problematic because I focus on the person not the road. The only reason my parents didn't take away my drivers license after six rear-enders during my senior year of high school was it would have been too inconvenient for them.
3) Cooking is not my thing. If I do cook, all the dishes need to be washed first (so that I can get everything dirty again). BUT there is an exception. Chocolate chip cookies. I love to bake and eat chocolate chip cookies.
4) Daring my husband to dream isn't so easy. Possibly because as Tolstoy said (paraphrasing) when it comes to a marriage we don't know where one ends and the other begins. And I am definitely much better at helping others with their dreams than helping myself with my own.
5) Every morning before I get out of bed, I check messages on my Blackberry. I know, I know... but it helps me wake up.
6) Playing the piano when I'm alone is not fun at all, but playing for the children aged 2-11 at church every Sunday is, even though the songs are really simple.
7) And for the bonus -- my husband tells me I say 'terrific' quite often -- which he actually likes, but I suppose that is a bit quirky.
As for the TAGEES, I have chosen people that I've met only virtually, and whose blogs I read regularly.
The Hero Workshop -- Matt was the first blogger to reach out to me (thank you!); his work on heros continues to enlighten and the curriculum he's developing to teach children to see themselves as heros is a terrific idea.
Life as a hero -- Having just discovered Beth, I look forward to her thoughtful writings on seeing ourselves as the hero of our lives.
The Happy Living Blog -- I love how Erinn wants for our physical space to enhance our lives and to represent who we are. Check out her bibliography; I really want to read the books she recommends.
Melanie Mauer Photography -- Melanie's photographs are just lovely, her blog is the blogosphere equivalent of baking and eating a chocolate chip cookie.
Swallowfield -- I bought one of Jennifer's prints to give as a Christmas present to one of my dear friends. That's how much I love Jennifer's artwork. She is a real talent; can't wait to say someday that I bought her prints for only $18 way back when.
Link to the person that tagged you.
1. Post the rules on your blog.
2, Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
3. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
4. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.