If you think this sign is “squirrelly“…
...it’s nothing, compared to the way I feel when I am “tagged” to write out a “meme”. Please don’t get me wrong. I know it’s a compliment to be chosen (as I have been tagged today at “Shimoda’s Dream”). The dilemma for me is that I use my blog to tell my life’s experiences and my thoughts. This is a one-way procedure. It’s fun and it’s easy for me to control.
Being tagged for a “Meme” is an entirely different experience. It means that I’ve opened a line of communication that is very time consuming if I’m to do it well. I know that many of you enjoy this but I simply don’t have the time or stamina to spend that much time on the computer.
As you all know, the “meme’s” are a list of questions that I am expected to answer. To be honest, I find most of them very boring. I can’t, for the life of me, imagine why anyone would be the least bit interested in what I had for breakfast or my favorite color, etc. If there were a story attached to the experience then it makes sense to me that it would make a good blog entry and that’s the venue I would pick to express it.
Of course, I am then asked to pass it along to 5 others and that’s where I really balk. I, literally, can’t ask others to do what I am unwilling to do myself.
I have to admit that the “meme” from “Shimoda’s Dream” is much more thought provoking that most others. The instructions read:
1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long). 2. Open to p. 123. 3. Go down to the 5th sentence. 4. Type in the following 3 sentences. 5. Tag five people.
So, here goes, folks. I’m following all the instructions except for the “tagging 5 people”…so, if you want to join in, please do so and consider yourself “tagged“.
“They knew well enough what was happening. But, even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits.”
Can you guess the book and who wrote it? Good luck and I hope I haven’t ruffled too many feathers, or fluffy tails, as it were.