Cee’s Share Your World this week:
Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?
Neither. My favorite climate — having lived mainly in northern climes — was Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were outside the fog zone and a huge portion of the year was in the 70’s, dry and sunny. Even the cooler rainy season was usually punctuated with warm sunny days.
I did kind of miss fall, as we really didn’t get the kind of Technicolor display with which I grew up, but otherwise, sandals-and-open window-weather for 9-10 months suited me fine!
I grew up in Michigan and spent many years in two different rounds of living in the Chicago area. I LOVE Chicago, but they can keep the weather…
Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?
Hm. Tough one. I’ve had both. If I had the right shaped head and face for super short, I might go that way. But I don’t. I think I’ve got the next best thing, which is that I keep it long-ish and wear up in a clip in an easy style that doesn’t require much more work than short hair but lets me shape it to be more flattering.
What is your favorite month of the year?
Depends on where I live. Coin toss between April and October here in Kentucky, where I like the generally mild temperatures and lower humidity. April here is full of flowers — more at once than most places I’ve lived — and October offers a beautiful landscape of changing leaves. Two of my favorite sights.
What is the easiest way for your to learn something new? By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?
Depends on the subject matter. I take things in by reading very well in general. I DON’T take in oral information at all well so classes based on lectures were never easy for me.
In yoga I was able to take in the instructions because there was something about combining movement and suggestions that really sank in for me When I did my student teaching for my yoga teaching certificate many of the teachers got a huge kick out of how thoroughly my teaching echoed my regular yoga teacher’s classes (they all knew him) because as I moved his words just flowed through me with the movements. I that was almost 30 years ago and I find myself echoing him when I teach to this day.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for the lovely birthday party I attended last week and the joy of reuniting with friends in another town whom I’ve not seen for TOO long. I’m looking forward to a fairly quiet week after a flurry of activity. And the Derby. I am after all the descendant of “horse people” here in the Blue Grass. Not my life and not an arena in which I have much expertise — especially considering my heritage — but I do watch all three of the Triple Crown events.