Share Your World 2015 – Week 26

Here are my answers to Cee’s weekly prompt: Share Your World – Week 26

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I guess it depends on who else might be driving. I prefer a relatively smooth ride especially in city traffic. I find some people are too heavy on the accelerator and brake and that makes it too herky-jerky for me. So let’s say I’ll drive in the city and let others drive on the highway.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

I’m a big fan of most opera so I’d go, absolutely. In my younger days I took advantage of a special promotional discount that L’Opera de Montreal used to offer to attract the under 30 crowd. I had a pair of season subscription tickets for at least three years.

I think we often don’t notice it or just take it for granted, but so much of the great music written throughout human history was actually written for Opera.

I’m not sure if 200 years from now anyone will be still listening to recordings by today’s pop stars, but I’m pretty sure that Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot will still be putting lumps in people’s throats. Please humor me and press play will you?

Also I believe that most people know more Opera than they realize. Hey, if you were a fan of Looney Toons/Bugs Bunny growing up, then you know a lot more Opera than you think.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)

Keep it simple, life is complicated enough.

Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?

The roller coaster rides were fun when I was younger but as I got older I came to realize that being content didn’t necessarily mean life had to be boring. I’ll take a secure, predictable life with good friends and family over turbulence any day.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  

Legal holidays – including Canada Day today, vacation days, and short work weeks!

’nuff said right?

As always, thank you for reading 🙂

About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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10 Responses to Share Your World 2015 – Week 26

  1. Enjoyed your answers and music. A little side note: if one ends up in Italy, a roller-coaster life goes without saying. “Contented bordering on happy” does not exist here 🙂 I’m still learning to embrace the ups and downs, but getting better with each day.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. I had always thought that folks in Italy were kinda laid-back in their outlook on life. I guess we learn something new every day.

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      • Norm, they are uncomplicated, direct and believe in expressing their emotions, including negative ones, immediately. I think that by doing this they save themselves much grief in the long run. Plan to stick around and observe. 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Happy Canada Day Norm. Keep it simple 🙂

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  3. joannesisco says:

    As a huge Bugs Bunny fan … and Fantasia! …. I’m well acquainted with its liberal use of classical music. I humoured you and pressed play because, well … it’s Pavarotti 🙂

    Happy Canada Day. Hope you’re having a good one!

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks so much for commenting this week and keeping it simple. 😀

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