Riddikky al la Rory

Another Q&A set from Rory, this time only five questions, but they definitely give food for thought!
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Rory’s questions:

What do you define as ‘true passion’ and have you found it yet?
I think my passion has always been music, something I enjoyed, found great pleasure in and gives me great pleasure.
Everyone has something that overwhelms them …. what overwhelms you and how do you tackle it when it happens?
I guess it’s the warm fuzzy feeling that hits me when I look at Hubby or the dog sometimes. It wraps me up in a virtual blanket and warms me from head to toe.
On the other hand, my fear of spiders used to reduce me to a quivering wreck, but I’m not as bad as I was.
What did you used to take for granted but now, no longer do that?
I took a lot for granted before we bought the boat, but as liveaboards it wasn’t just a learning curve about boat living, it was a good lesson in what was truly important and what really mattered.  Now I am happy with my lot, and try not to take Hubby for granted.
Are you ‘inked?’ [Have a tattoo] – if so, how many and if you can say where – where – and what made you want to express in that way and if not have you ever considered being inked and if not – why not?
Yes, I have a dot left over from my radiotherapy in 2016/2017. I’d asked for butterflies, but apparently the only choice was ‘freckles’. The other two completing the necessary triangle were removed with the breast when I had my mastectomy last year.
In light of our current situation – how do you perceive the world to look in the next five years?

Things will never be the same.
We’ll have different leaders who will probably be worse than the ones we have now. The world economy will struggle and everyone will blame everyone else.
As for a vaccine? Hopefully but not before the second wave of infection hits. Unemployment will rocket due to cut backs and lack of jobs as smaller businesses fold.
The flip side is cleaner air as more people will be encouraged to work from home so less traffic on the roads, that is if anyone can afford to run a car in the first place. Diets should be better as people will have more time to cook from scratch instead of relying on ready made or convenient junk foods. Hopefully this will see a revival for markets and farm shops direct rather than relying on the supermarkets. This will work out cheaper in the long run, especially as we’ll all be counting the pennies due to austerity measures imposed by Governments to recoup their losses during the pandemic, apart from the rich and Big Business who got their hand outs.
The EU will probably collapse altogether.
The Health Services will be at crisis point.

Not a very cheerful picture is it, and the chances are I’ll STILL be waiting for my state pension.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Riddikky al la Rory

  1. Sadje says:

    I hope the scenario you have described would not be 100% true. It does seems depressing.

  2. I enjoyed all your answers and wry humour Di – however your last answer l think is profound ………… and true – very nicely expressed, visioned and opinionated – l am very impressed and strangely inspired by the stark reality of it. Now in essence we need people to understand that your ‘vision’ isn’t all doom and gloom.

    • It was a bit doomy wasn’t it and I apologise for that. There will be a flip side though, of that I am certain, though most won’t see it yet. They say prepare for the worst and the rest is gravy, every cloud has a silver lining and after the storm there is a rainbow. We just have to think differently and adjust to feel the benefits (my opinion of course). The worst bit just now is that we can’t see past it.

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