SYW: On being old, rainy days, why I don’t play golf, and love of flowers

It’s time for Melanie B. Cee’s weekly Share Your World!

When you’re 90 years old, what do you suppose will matter most to you?
I think it will be whether I am healthy enough to have a good quality of life. I’d like to be able to travel, but if not, I would want to be able to look forward to something. If I am in pain or suffering from a disease or health condition that isn’t going to improve, at that point I would rather die.

old person eating ice cream
When I’m 90, I want to still be able to eat and enjoy chocolate ice cream!

What’s the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?
I know this sounds cliché, but I like sitting on the porch reading a book. I love the sound of the rain and the smell of fresh earth; I find it very relaxing. If I don’t have a book, I am content to just sit there and watch the rain coming down. Thunderstorms can be awesome to watch!
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What is one thing you don’t understand about yourself?
Why I am competitive. It’s something I don’t want to be and I don’t admire it in myself. I want to win and if I am playing something (a sport, a game) that I can never win, I lose interest and give up. Logically, I would rather be the type of person that just enjoys what I’m doing regardless of whether I’m good or bad at it. But instead, I compete, even if it is with myself. Then I am hard on myself when I don’t succeed.

Cute Little Girl Playing Golf On A Field Outdoor
I never liked golf because I am lousy at it; therefore, I refuse to play it.

When was the last time you tried something to look ‘cool’ (hip), but it ended in utter embarrassment? Details?
Unfortunately, it’s unfit to print!

This is an opportunity to share a picture, a story or event that shows your gratitude.
I am grateful for flowers:
to be able to appreciate them
the eyes to see them
and hands to draw or photograph them.
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First three photos: downloaded from Google Images.

3 thoughts on “SYW: On being old, rainy days, why I don’t play golf, and love of flowers

  1. What a lovely LOVELY drawing! I just adore sunflowers though. 🙂 Thanks for Sharing Your World with everyone. I’m with you on the competitive aspect. I’m a pretty poor sport and so I avoid playing any games any longer. I just get too upset if I lose. Who knew? I didn’t used to be like that! And the rain is beautiful and soothing to watch and listen to, to smell. The other night we had a big lightning storm up here and it was so awe inspiring to see those flashes and hear the crack of the thunder. My dogs didn’t appreciate it much though. The rain came later, but was gone by daybreak. *sigh*..

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