Tell us about a talent you’d love to have ….. but don’t.
I’d like to be an expert in sewing. I have the right tools,e.g my sewing machine , spools of thread, fabrics of all varieties, needles, you name it I’ve got it. I even have time and lots of it. What’s keeping me from becoming a seamstress is the lack of a room to get started.
I have plenty of space in my house but is occupied by my kid who hasn’t find time yet to clean up one of those rooms, that she can easily clean and let me set up my paraphernalia of sewing tools.
Life is tough you want to earnestly do something, but there is always one thing that gets in the way of my creativity. I sit and wait and hope one day it will all come together and I’ll be on my way to happy sewing. Till that day comes I will imagine all the cool stuff that I will make and have people come around and see my masterpieces and be in complete awe of my heavenly creation. Sounds something like the milkmaid story, “building castles in the air” doesn’t it? 😦
Tell us about a talent you’d love to have — but don’t.
I’d love to be a reasonably good photographer, only thing that comes between me and acquiring that skill is patience. I have a camera but I do not practice at all. I need to motivate myself to start using my camera.
I sometimes wonder why when it comes to using my camera to practice taking pictures, I think of other things to do. I’d love to be one of those people who take excellent photographs.
I hope one of these days I’d use my camera, I’ll make an attempt to see how far I can go in developing an entirely new skill.
When was the last you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry,etc.— by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era?
I still use my pen to write in my book and afterwards I transfer it to my post, I find it easier this way. I think it’s better to use my hand and fingers whenever I can which can be a help for my writing.
Although I do not write letters very often, I do send cards to my friends and family occasionally. It helps to write legibly and a hand written note is more pleasing to the eyes. It is just my belief.
I have a lot of pens on my desk, I always use them to practice my handwriting.
I’d love to be able to skate.I know it requires talent. I won’t be able to tell whether I have talent for skating. I was born in a temperate climate, that fact in itself gives me a large X,next when I came to a place where the temperatures dip down to minus 20,learning to skate would be a futile effort on my part. It is too cold .I am not used to it. It will be STRIKE 2. Then somehow if I get acclimatized,the age when youngsters learn to skate,I unfortunately passed it which is STRIKE 3 ,in Baseball if it is strike 3 it means ,pack up your bag and leave. I am happy to just watch Yamaguchi,Kwan,Ekaterina Gordieva and others and dream I will be reborn one day in a cold climate,where I’d learn to skate and practice hard to become perfect like the ones I’ve mentioned.
For now I’m happy to watch their double and triple jumps!