Share Your World #17

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I’m a great lover of scented things, so it’s impossible for me to name one favorite.

I grow a lot of herbs and I love to go out and rub my fingers over some rosemary or basil or thyme or lavender leaves and then breathe in the scent.

I burn Nag Champa incense quite a bit and I love the way the room smells for hours after.

Anything I bake with cinnamon, cloves, and ginger sends heavenly aromas wafting through the house and I adore that scent.  But then there’s the smell of bread baking.  Or brownies fresh from the oven.

And don’t get me started on perfume.  My newest fave is by Hanae Mori, Butterfly.  I always keep four of five scents around so that I can suit my perfume to my mood.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 

As I get older I’m wishing I had the face and hair shape for really short — and hair that would cooperate.  Lately I’ve been trying to decide if I want to get it cut off anyway and have it easy without regard to appearance.

As a child my mother made me wear it short for her ease so of course for most of my adult life it’s been mid-length to long and there was a stage when I LOVED my long shiny hair.

Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know?)

I’m a bit more of a planner when I’m visiting.  One of my few fear areas shows up about being in a strange place and having to figure out how to get around and what the local customs are, etc.  A plan makes me feel a little less anxious.

In daily life, I’m a bit more inclined on the spur of the moment to say, “Let’s do this” or “Let’s go there”.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

I’m not a big outdoor person.  A half hour walk in a pretty area –like my old neighborhood in Corte Madera–suits me.  Or better yet, lying in my hammock on the back patio…

My old neighborhood

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

Grateful for healing continuing to unfold and looking forward to its continuation.

For Share Your World


3 thoughts on “Share Your World #17

  1. Oh I know what you mean about being in a strange place and not knowing how to get around. IN The Netherlands I was so glad for a guide who knew the area and in Ireland my GPS was the biggest God-send next to my little car and I was thankful that we had planned out everyday to the “T”.


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