Share You World for August 10, 2020

It’s that time again!

Melanie’s post has added a twist this week, and maybe for the foreseeable future.

The awesome blogger, Roger Shipp, is the creator and host (if you will) of the first part. He found a unique way of passing some of the quarantine time and that was from watching ALL the “Harry Potter” movies. He came up with some really fun and intriguing questions (four a week for each movie) about the movie in question. This week we visit “The Sorcerer’s Stone”.

Really? Oh, all right…

Because of the state-wide quarantines many of the local SPCA’s are having an influx of animals. You have decided that you would love to have a new pet. Would you go the normal wizardry route and pick an owl, a cat, or a toad? Or would you become a more eccentric wizard (like Hagrid, the games keeper) and seek out a three-headed dog, a dragon, or a unicorn? Please explain your answer.

I’d choose a cat, because I like cats.

Neville Longbottom was gifted a Remembrall. This was a glass ball that would assist you in maintaining memories of things that you often forget. What would you want your Remembrall to help you remember?

Nah. I’m happy with the memories I have, even if they’re wrong.

Professor Dumbledore gave Harry Potter an invisibility cloak that Dumbledore said was from Harry’s father. Now, you have inherited a cloak with similar powers. Would you use it? When?

If I had a good reason to be invisible, I might use it. I can’t think of a reason for it now.

While cleaning your attic, you have discovered the Mirror of Erised. (“Erised” is “desire” spelled backwards, as if reflected in a mirror) The Mirror of Erised is a magical mirror, which, according to Professor Dumbledore, when you gaze into it, it shows the “deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.” You have chosen to look in the mirror. What do you see?

The teenaged me. I want to start over again.

Okay, there’s that part. Here are the answers to the regularly-scheduled questions.

Would you rather live 120 years that are comfortable but boring, or live half as long, but have an exciting, adventure packed-life? The latter. I feel like I’m living the former.

What’s something that overwhelms you? Money management in retirement.

What do or did you take for granted? My health.

See you in the funny papers!

18 thoughts on “Share You World for August 10, 2020

  1. Well these are fun answers and hard to answer some of them. I do lead a typical boring life and do want to live to be 120 as long as I have all my marbles. I sometimes feel overwhelmed by my hubby’s ADHD and his OCD. I love him Dearly but it’s not easy but he is such a sweetie deep down. The first word that came to my head with that last question was my life, ok 2 words. As for Harry Potter…I would love a Unicorn because I always loved unicorns. I would love to see my mom in that mirror as I miss her so much. Oh, I would use the cloak for sure and would love to find out what my work is up to. As for memories…I would love to recall more of my dad’s stories.

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    1. I think everyone who lost a parent (and especially a grandparent) wishes they had been alert enough to write those stories down. That might be one of the reasons I want to go back to my teens, to do just that…

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  2. Oh, Harry Potter questions … my daughters were raised in Harry Potter. I had to buy three copies of Deathly Hallows, since none of us was willing to wait to read it …

    You came up with interesting answers.

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      1. A lot of my money got spent on Harry Potter merchandise in the Warner Brothers Studio Store back in the day …

        My younger daughter is a Fordham University alum. When she saw the main campus, with all its Gothic architecture, she said “I’m at Hogwarts.” And for her senior philosophy seminar she took a class based on Harry Potter. No, really. She took the course in the Bronx, but the prof actually taught one session in London. https://news.fordham.edu/arts-and-culture/merging-harry-potter-and-philosophy/

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  3. I am usually in complete agreement with you, John, but I would not want to start over again as a teenager today. Unless, of course, I could keep my experience gained in the first time around.

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  4. Thanks John for Sharing The WHOLE World! I thought the Roger questions were couched in terms that even folks who didn’t read the books nor see the movies could answer them, and you proved me right! Thanks! 🙂 As to your overwhelm answer: I think most folks over a certain age and facing fixed incomes in their future are very overwhelmed. Prices continue to sky-rocket vis a vis buying food or necessities. If I think about that, I become quite anxious really. I hope you had a lovely week last week and a better one this week too! See you in the Comics pages… 😆

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    1. I read the books and managed to stay normal, so I knew what was going on. At least there were no questions about what house I would be sorted into, because I have no idea (probably Ravenclaw, because that one wasn’t discussed much in any of the books).

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