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!

Friday, November 19, 2010


The Birdman, from Canada, asked

If you could, what kind of insect would you be?

I thought I would like to be a spider for all the extra hands with which I could work. That thought reminded me of a poem I wrote for a summer art project with kids (in which they imagined themselves to be animals).


An Octopus

I’d like to be an octopus.
You say that I’m delirious?
You shouldn’t make such a fuss!

Just think! I would have:

One arm to hold a class of juice
One arm to wrestle Cousin Bruce
One arm to pet Clyde the cat
One arm to hold on to my hat
One arm to bounce a basketball
One arm to take an important call
One arm to wave and tell you “hi!”
One arm that's just to say “goodbye!”

I’ll tell you plain: it follows thus
That to be an octopus
Is really quite felicitous!

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