A turtle. That way there would be little to no expectation for me to make rapid-fire decisions and I can still cover my ass and chew on leaves.
'Course, being the lazy bum I am, I'll have an entire lifetime to daydream -- it's what I do best.
I would come back as a Great White Shark because they are my favorite animal and I love the ocean. I think it would be pretty sweet to get to live my next life swimming in the ocean all day and being at the top of the food chain!
Да я уже ответил же, оправившись от ужаса, между прочим, что такая участь может быть со мной. Но уж если превращаться, то в медведя. И сильный, чтоб никто не нападал. И питаться не мясом, как хищник какой-нибудь, а малиной и мёдом. Я буду бурым. Так пусть меня занесут в Красную книгу как белого. Пока я жив как человек.
i keep rereading the China Garden. its a really good historical fiction based in England. it has some myth in it and involves a small part of stonehenge. its a really nice, curl up in a chair on a quiet sunday day. very nice
I've got the trial AVG going, and I think I'll be buying the subscription.
Весь "цивилизованный" мир отторгая Божественное происхождение (сотворение) человека, по сути уже ассоциирует себя с животными и перерождение не требуется, уже почти переродились еще при жизни. Остается выбрать к каким потребительским животным себя причислить, западноевропейским, англосаксонским, восточноевропейским, среднеазиатским и проч.? Может людьми останемся и не будем фантазировать ))
One of those marsupials whose males only live for a year - because it would be the complete opposite of my life.
(and because there would be no chance of someone prematurely mummifying me)
тут важно знать влезет ли полученная информация в мое понимание мира. подозревая, что скорее всего нет, не стала бы узнавать ничего. гораздо полезнее узнать что происходит в жизни :) эту информацию хоть применить можно
отличный вопрос :)) мне часто снится, что у меня есть дар силой мысли притягивать к себе любую вещь, находящуюся в поле зрения. если вещь компактная то можно сильно захотеть, сосредоточится и ОП она в руке. из сна в сон совершенствуюсь в этом и уже очень неплохо получается :) вот было бы по настоящему круто так и в жизни бы уметь)))
I wouldn't want to know what happens to me after i'm dead, that's for me to know ONLY when i'm dead. Sure, i would wonder at times whether will there be anything at all after i'm dead, will i experince a afterlife or not. However, as much as i wonder, i would not spoil my life now by finding these answers given the chance. I prefer to think now that i have only ONE life, and since that i'm given only one chance to live, I will grab the chance to live my life to the fullest. Won't that makes life more exciting, than thinking that u can restart ur life like video games when it goes "game over"? Knowing that there will be an end to life is what makes ur life now so special, as each and every life people are living now is unique.
I don't exactly have one special,favorite toy while growing up, but i do have many random toys when i was young. Since i have many siblings, i ended up playing "pretend" games or "hide and seek" rather than playing toys by myself. Guess my family is more out going than most. Anyway, when my mother passed away when i was young, i threw away all the toys that i possessed, for i wanted to force myself to grow up from then on. I must admit though, i really miss my toys as they held some of my finest childhood mermories, despite my weak attachment to them.
While it's not really advice, it's one of the few things I actually remember.
'If you don't get into heaven, no one will.'
My father wasn't an openly affectionate person, like me, so this.. advice is something special to me. It shows how he cared about me and tried to make me feel better.
Tough choice, but I think I'd have to go with a wild bird, like a parrot in the Amazon. Live off of fruit and nuts, so no eating-live-prey and being able to fly, of course. And fabulous plumage!
i would be a wolf. wolves are my favorite animal they are so beautiful and free. their family is so close and important to their safety and servival. that is why i would love to come back as a wolf.
I ripped my pants while climbing over my best friend's fence and told my mom that I fell on a stick. And then, there was that one time that I purposely locked my mom out of the house. Surprisingly, I'm the "good child"...you could only imagine what my mother went through.
В крысу. Три месяца назад я совершенно случайно завела себе крысу, по причинам которые слишком долго объяснять, но в общем я не очень их до этого любила и не совсем воспринимала как домашних животных. Никогда не представляла себе, что крысы могут распознавать и привязываться к своим хозяевам и вообще обращать внимание на окружающий мир, без потребности удовлетворить природные инстинкты. Моя крыса, самая свободная крыса на свете, которая живет в неволе, она не перестает меня удивлять. На сегодняшний день, я могу сказать, что обожаю Кристину (так зовут мою крысу) и мне интересно ее поведение. Я бы хотела побыть крысой и посмотреть на мир ее глазами.P.S. Она сейчас ме мешает писать этот коментарий, бегает по клавеатуре))))))
I've reread The Lord of the Rings trilogy almost every year since I've gotten them. They seem to get better every time I read them. When I want to escape I read them nice and slow, visualizing the world Tolkien so richly describes. When I'm in the mood for something a bit faster-paced, I can skip over the descriptions and still be left with a great story. I like to look at the maps and wonder about the lands not visited in the books, curious about their peoples' untold stories. These books are tales of strength and courage, a tale of how an everyday man can do something extraordinary. It's an epic of good versus evil and the power of friendship.
I couldn't help but wonder recently, after I finished rereading these books again, why does trash like Ulysses gets assigned for study while these books are ignored?
Some of the people I run with feel that they are the re-incarnation of an animal from a previous life. Some of them liked it better the way they were.
I wouldn't want to be reincarnated as an animal. Why? I rather like some parts of modern human civilization. Hot meals. Hot showers. Hot wimminz. Health care. Internetz. And booze.
I enjoy higher orders of thought and contemplation, seeking meaning, knowledge, and purpose in life; rather than being a slave to my instincts. Freewill is teh shiznit.
The life of a non-domesticated wild animal is one of harsh hardscrabble survival. I don't think I'd have the spirit , so to speak, to survive for very long under those conditions. Either I'd quickly get eaten by a predator (or my mother), bested by a competitor, or simply starve. On the other paw (see what I did there?), if I were a domestic animal, I might look out the window, longing for the freedom of a natural-roaming creature. Catch-22.
Nah. I rather like being human. It's some of the other humans that act like animals (I did it again!) that bug me.
Wasted a Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher, because it is one of the best written books about the subject. While most other books written on this subject read like a case study, Marya writes with sincerity and truth.
I would choose Ferdinand Marcos. You might not know him but everyone hated that late president in my country and I would ask him this; Why did you all the inhumane things you did to your fellow Filipino when you're the only president capable of leading this country into prosperity?
Defiantly The Chelsea handler books. They are Amazingly funny. and everyone Ive asked to read them they always sadi yes and enjoyed them. I own It on My nook SO i read it Almost everyday! Her story's are the usual conversation that I have with My dad. And I believe its The best Books I have ever read! My favorite Is "Vodka Are You there.? Its me Chelsea" Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Is good to. They both are. I don't watch her reality show. But I think Her Books are better anyways! Her child hood was the funniest thing Ive ever heard of. and Its sorta like mine. Just always speaking your mind. But she had a way to always get what she wants. And this book teaches me how too. I love You Chelsea!!!!!!
To be a little Funny. I would Haunt My house. One time My brother asked me what if I pushed you off the roof.? Well i answered what came to mind. "I would haunt you and make you go gay." Well in my mind i wasn't kidding. So I would Haunt My house. It would be funny to watch my family freak out If i moved things randomly or the TV turns on out of no where. Plus none of them believe in ghosts except for me. So I would find it very Hilarious. Just to see my family go insane.
Hmm. My original answer to this was "Nothing, I don't want to keep myself waiting once I know what it is and cause anxiety, but know what? That won't happen, I think eventually I'll be alright. More than anything I just want to know if there is a "happening", if theres just something. It would be an incredible opportunity to find out.
Gone With The Wind, every 2 years+/-,because I like it, and it's Comfort Fluff
The Bible, weekly, sometimes more (not the whole thing!) I try to get through the whole thing in 2-3 years, but don't usually succeed,do I really have to explain that one?
The Road Less Traveled, every 2 years +/-, because I need to be reminded of certain life principles
An Anthropologist From Mars, because the variety of human nature fascinates me
Descarte's Error, theory of the mind is intriguing
The Brain (A Neuroscience Primer), if I can try to understand the physiology of the brain, it helps to understand the theory of mind
I have to choose just one?
Often I re-read multiple works by the same author, rather than a single book. The entire Aubrey-Maturin seafaring series (Patrick O'Brian) probably claims me once a year, as do the Darkover novels (Marion Zimmer Bradley).
I do, however, have favorites among single volumes; kids' classics including The Secret Garden and The Little Princess; almost anything by Louisa May Alcott. There are times when the only book that either puts me where I want to be, or finds me where I already am, would be The Witching Hour (Anne Rice).
And then there are my perennial (and with good reason) favorites, Catching Cat and Alley Dreams. By me. But...that's a whole nother story :)
There are a lot of books that I've read more than once, and all for different reasons. But I suppose there are some I've read more than others.
1-Marie-Tempête : One of the few French books I've actually enjoyed reading. I think I've read this 2 or 3 times, once in grade 5 (oh lord, what was I thinking then?!) and once or twice in junior high. It's a really stunning book that deals with relationships, illness, sex, teen pregnancy, loss, running away, and having to face the consequences of your actions. It's actually 3 books, but I managed to find a compilation of the three. Dominique Demers is an absolute genius.
2-The Gemma Doyle Trilogy : Not a series I read religiously, but I've read it in it's entirety at least 5 times. A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray follow Gemma Doyle and her friends from Spence Academy. Set in turn-of-the-century England, the series gives a new look at the possibilities of magic and other worlds. Absolutely haunting, it keeps pulling you in the more you read. I became so attached to the characters that by the end of the third book, I had to stop and put it away, because I knew what was going to happen. I still read this series about once a year.
3-The Moth Diaries : I don't even know where to begin with this book. There is so much going on in such short time, and you never know what's real and what's not. Written in diary-form, It's a psychological journey into the mind of a schizophrenic, paranoid teen girl at a private school in the US. There are so many plot twists and unbelievable characters, it's hard to know where to look next. The weirdest part? You never know if this if the story is completely fiction, or if it's really the author's experience. I still go back to this whenever I want a quick read that will get my mind spinning and send shivers down my spine.
4-Harry Potter : Alright, it's out there. I am a total Harry Potter nerd. I love it. I can't get enough of it. I read the series at least once a year, sometimes twice. I don't think I need to explain why, because these books are just awesome beyond words. I got the chance last fall to go to the theme park at Universal Orlando. Holy friggin crap, dream come true. It was seriously beyond words. 'Nuff said.
There are several actually. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, anything by Rbt Parker (Spenser and Sunny Randall are my faves, like his other loose books [not series], not crazy about the Paradise books for some reason), I love to re-read Sherlock Holmes and Edgar Allen Poe. There are others but those are the ones I can think of off hand. Even knowing how the story will play out, those writers just have a lovely way w words.
Robin McKinley's- Sunshine
What's not to love? Vampires? Magic? Amazing food? Mystery? And a "bad boy/ good guy" boyfriend to boot! Not to mention a kick ass main character who's spunky and down to earth....literally. ^.^ But yea...this is my go to novel when I'm needing a little comfort. <3
Thailand is Gwen's favorite rusticated fourth world paradise and she'll tell you why as a protagonist in her newest eBook The Thai Chronicles. In this volume, Gwen discovers in words what it's like to fall in deep like with kickboxing rice paddy daddy's while living as a free spirited hedonistic english teaching tourist, turned acceptable local. The story invites comparison with the author's best works as a literary treasure of our time and that is why I not only recommend that you buy The Thai Chronicles but I recommend that you buy it again and again.
I keep coming back to William Gibson's Idoru. The way he weaves storylines together is interesting, the chapters tend to be relatively short so it is easy to read in short bursts, and the general concept of marrying a virtual idol is certainly intriguing.
I find myself wondering over to Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. I find it intriguing and no matter how many times I've read it, I go back and find I've missed something - even the seventh time round, oddly.
Процитирую отрывок из поста 2009 года djanet.livejournal.com/38530.html ,ибо и сейчас так думаю.
"С детства эти летучие создания залетают в квартиру в любое время года, шоколадного цвета легко даются в руки. Легкость, хрупкость, красота – и все это на ладони. А еще у греков было поверье, что после смерти человека его душа превращается в бабочку. Красивый образ, я еще иногда говорю, что когда так случится, что я уйду от всех, пусть помнят, что обязательно навещу их в образе бабочки(Павлиний глаз, бабочка темной расцветки). Как-то по «Культуре» выступал Тонино Гуэрра. Он рассказал, то когда освободился во время войны, после всех пыток и мучений, он думал, что перестал быть человеком, то готов был накинуться на что угодно и т.п. И вдруг он увидел бабочку и почувствовал, вспомнил самого себя. И последнее, в фильме «Целитель Адамс» есть очень хороший эпизод с бабочкой,посмотрите,если кому интересно,да и сам фильм очень достойный".Еще я бы с детьми играла и садилась к грустным людям:)
Отрывок нашла,но он на испанском,хотя и без слов можно понять.
A plankton. Life would be so simple. Drifting on the ocean and finally becoming chow for a blue whale or another similar creature. Best thing is not feeling anything when dying because even if there's pain, a plankton's not smart enough to comprehend it.
I'm joking, but y'know, that last part sounds pretty awesome.
John Irving's "The Hotel New Hampshire." It's quirky, wonderful, the plot is unexpected and I love the language he uses.
R.A. Heinlein's "The door into summer." Why? Because Petronius the cat is saved at the end :)
David Brin's "Startide rising" and "The uplift war," parts of his Uplift saga. A wonderfully realized tale of galactic intrigue, and a hopeful future.
This Is All by Aiden Chambers. It's fiction and about a 19 year old pregnant girl, who puts together a book with her diaries for her unborn daughter. This book makes me laugh, cry, and think a lot deeper about things I wouldn't normally think about. I think all girls should read this.
Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I finished reading it, put it on the table for a few minutes, and started reading it again. It's just so funny and brilliant and amazing (plus, every time I lend it out to friends, I have to re-read it so I can talk about it properly with them). Also, I notice more and more details about it each time I re-read it.
I re-read Lord of the Rings each year, usually starting around Oct. Why is because I like to travel to Middle Earth each year.
I'm wierd about books. If I own it, it's because it's good enough to re-read. I normally don't buy books unless I've read them first, from the library or elsewhere. Then, if they're good enough, I buy them. I still have a library that threatens to take over the house.
I find myself reading and rereading a series of personal journals by Pastor Carl W. Hahn, an 80 year old man who was a
pastor of a conservative denominational church for many, many years until one night he was awakened by an angel.
It changed quite a few things in his life.
I consider his words apples of gold in settings of silver.
Well, there's Mariette in Ecstasy, because I just love it so much. It's been a while since I read it, though.
Then there's Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which is hard to put down once it's picked up.
I used to read The Sun Also Rises at least once a year, but I was younger then, and the sun was a bit brighter then, too.
Which only leaves Jack of Kinrowan, which is not great writing but is, I suppose, a "comfort" book for me.
That's about it for (fiction) books I've read a number of times.