Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Five: Hopes, Visions and Dreams

1. Think back to the time you left high school: What were your hopes, visions and dreams for your life/for the world?
Oh, this one is easy. I wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore, tossing my beret in the air on the way to some exciting, creative job in the big city, then going home to a well-appointed career-gal apartment in a folkloric/historic old house.

2. Have those hopes, visions and dreams changed a lot, or are some of them still alive and kicking? (Share one if you can.)
Right now my major hope/dream/vision is feeling better. A new beret would be nice too, though.

3. Hebrews 11:1: " Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. " Comforting, challenging or frustrating?
I'm reminded of the line in Baptized We Live that talks about clinging to faith even when there's no evidence that God exists or cares. A friend of mine noted, in response, "God, you Lutherans are a depressing people."

4. If resources were unlimited, and you had free rein to pursue a vision, what would it be?
I would love to find a way to earn a living in northwest Michigan, Fellow Traveler's and my favorite place in the state; find a nice, low-maintenance, un-fancy house with enough room for the four-legged children; and settle into a laid-back, crunchy-granola lifestyle.

5. Finally, with summer upon us- and not to make this too heavy- share your dream holiday....where, when and who with...
FT and I have talked about someday talking the the grand tour through New England and the Maritime Provinces. Might Vermont become the new Benzie County in our household consciousness? Hmmm.

5 comments:

Sally said...

laid back crunchy granola lifestyle- I love it!!!

Prayers that you will soon be feeling well again!

Kievas said...

I liked your rresponse to #3 and #4, especially.

Mary Beth said...

Feel better soon! :)

mompriest said...

I hope you feel better soon, and take that trip East!

Rhiannon said...

depressing maybe, but think of all those don't-tell-me-what-goes-in-them covered dishes we snotty Episcopalians would miss out on if we couldn't sneak over to "the dark side" every once in a while.

Good play, I hope you feel better and, because I can't resist...You're gonna make it after all!