the interesting idea... the start of this project... the conversations to come

I'm a member of Post Crossing, the internet site for postcard exchange. I sent a card to another Post Crosser, Ilona from Germany. She asked that people tell her which magical power they would like to have. Her question really made me think!

In turn, I thought it would be an interesting project to ask people to pose Thought-Provoking Questions. I would do my best to answer with my opinion, and I would encourage others to add theirs.

And, so was born this blog! I hope that it will be the home for many interesting conversations in the year ahead!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The beginning!

As explained above, this idea was inspired by a great question posed by Ilona from Germany. In response to her question (what magical power would I like to have), I responded with "bilocation" or the ability to be in more than one place at a time.

Ilona, when she registered my card, wrote this:

"Will you see both places at once? Hear the noises from both places at the same time? Or can you switch between the two as you wish? I'll probably spend the rest of the day philosophing about those questions. "

And her remarks are EXACTLY what I had in mind when I decided to spend a year soliciting thought provoking questions! A conversation, sparked by a chance comment... a random remark... a stray thought.

And, I've already received my first TPQ (Thought-Provoking Question). It's from Jamie, in Maine, in the northeastern corner of the United States. Jamie asks,

"If you could breathe water like sea mammals and still breathe air, where would you choose to live, on land or in the sea?"

I think I'd opt for the sea. The ability to bob about, bouyantly, is quite alluring to me... provided I could still bob over to my local Starbucks for breakfast each morning!

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