Sunday, September 27, 2009


Several of you - including Scarlet, who gave me these words for my meme, as well as Joey, Grannie Annie and Fireblossom, among others (and if I forgot you, don't be mad, it's tired me here) - have posted about this meme. Someone gives you five words and you muse about them...or something like that.

Here are my five:

Words are my biggest aphrodisiac. That and a British accent (before I met Mr. RK, anyway.)

Scents have always been linked to memories for me. No matter how long it has been since I have seen or thought of someone, if I smell a lotion, cologne, perfume, or other scent that I have associated with them, memories will come back.

The people who have been the biggest inspiration in my life, I just realized, have all been social activists of one kind or another: social workers, nonprofit workers, pastors.

Beauty really is on the inside. People with ugly personalities become really ugly to me.

Speaking of beauty, I finished a friend's manuscript last night, and a line from the last page really grabbed me and made me read it again:

Life is not perfect, but there are perfect moments, complete in themselves, requiring nothing more, for more would be too much, and less would be too little.

I will fight like a mama bear if I think someone I love is being treated unfairly, but I am a peaceful person at heart (this means "peace" in Spanish.) I fantasize about world peace. I wish we could somehow eliminate greed, because I think we'd eliminate about 99% of the world's problems that way.


Darth Weasel said...

well stated

Scarlet said...

Wow, that quote under "Beauty," is amazing! I'm jotting that one down as I can relate to it all too well. I thought back to what my life was like a few years ago, when it was so bad I was compartmentalizing like you wouldn't believe, and still I had some of the most wonderful, memorable moments in the midst of it all.

Paz is a dream we all share.

Great job, RK! :)

Lynn said...

I fantasize about world peace, too, RK. We can hope. Great musings...

Fireblossom said...

I became an Anglophobe this year. I'm hoping the French will just go ahead and sink the entire island.

(Oops. That's not a very peaceful thought, is it! Shame on me.)

Green tea said...

Isn't it funny how a certain aroma can
wake up your memories ?

Ekanthapadhikan said...

I like your views on beauty and aroma. It is amazing how a particular odour can bring back memories (just like, I'm always reminded of my x-g'friend whenever I get the smell of clove). And beauty. Yes. I agree 100% with you when you say that it is something that comes from inside and not skin deep!

LL Cool Joe said...

Thanks for the mention. :) You are cool about giving credit to other bloggers, RK. :)

Great list again. I agree with a great deal that you've said too. Is that a first?! :D

pheromone girl said...

Wow, I love each and every one of them.

Shionge said...

I like that Inpiration and yes, certain aroma (food), scent (perfume) do bring back fond memories to me too :)

The Peach Tart said...

"Life is not perfect, but there are perfect moments, complete in themselves, requiring nothing more, for more would be too much, and less would be too little." - lots to contemplate with this quote.

Riot Kitty said...

Thanks everybody!

JLee said...

Great meme. I agree with you on the aroma one and you're friend's quote is perfect!