August 7, 2009
What would you do...
I found this question posed on the site of a new follower, Marion Williams-Bennett at Create Joy and Wonder.
There are the big things of course – instituting education for everyone. Emancipation for all women. Birth control – condoms for all. Time Travel.
But the question struck me as more intimate than that. What would you do if you could not fail? If you had complete financial freedom and freedom from family obligations?
I still don’t know what I’d do for a career but here are a few things I’d probably cross off my Life List.
I’d travel – all the time. I’d probably want to stay in Paris for a few years and learn the language. Shame on me – a Canadian – for not being bilingual already! Heck, I’d learn more than just French. I’d be fluent in German, Italian and Spanish too.
I’d go to University. Why not the Sorbonne? I’m fluent, after all. I’d take Art History and become a world-renowned art authenticator. Cool!
I’d go to Chef’s School. I’d graduate top of my class. I'd make delicious and decadent things but I wouldn't gain an ounce. I’d open a small and popular café and name it something cute. I’d populate the walls with great paintings that I’d done myself.
In my spare time I’d front an all-boy band. Like Blondie or Pat Benatar. (Betraying my age here) Because in this world where I cannot fail I can sing like crazy.
What would you do if failure was not an option?