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IF I WAS ALONE ON AN ISLAND . . .

Friday, August 30, 2013



This week our A&I Blog Challenge is to write about what we would want to have if we were stuck on an island. I’m starting with the assumption that I have what I need for physical survival (food and shelter and fresh water) available. Besides these basics, what would I want to meet my “soul” needs?

First, I would like some ways to make music. Percussion instruments would be easy to improvise from available materials. But I would especially value a well-made native flute. Making melody feeds my soul, both by playing tunes I remember and by inventing my own. The sound of a wooden flute is like having the company of another voice.




Next, I would like a sweet, snuggly companion. Teddies are such good listeners and very wise about life.




Books! I enjoy all types of reading which makes selecting a few books very difficult. But since I am alone I would like books that contain some of my favorite characters to companion me. My number one choice is “The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh”, by A.A. Milne. I have read these stories over and over and continue to find joy and freshness in them. Who wouldn’t want to spend time with friends like Pooh and Piglet? Some of my favorite “read-them-again” authors are Jacqueline Winspear, Louise Penny, Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, Parker Palmer, Shakespeare. And an excellent translation of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures.




If I had to limit my play equipment I would want a sturdy ball. There are so many ways it can be used for fun and exercise. The smooth roundness can serve as a good massage tool, as well.




Tools for writing are essential for me. Enough paper, ink, pencils to record my observations and thoughts would make my solitary time even more valuable. It is one thing to have experiences and another to take the opportunity to reflect upon what we experience.




I would wish that at the close of this adventure in solitude I could bring away personal insights discovered along with my written cues for remembering them.



"There is something you must always remember . .
You are braver than you believe,
Stronger than you seem,
And smarter than you think."
~Winnie the Pooh
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ERCELLAJS 8/30/2013 10:38PM

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NANCYPAT1 8/30/2013 9:35PM

    Loved this one - our lists would be very similar - thank you for sharing this with me.

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TURTLESLOW14 8/30/2013 9:14PM

    Great Blog! I too love Winnie the Pooh. I love your list!

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RGEETING 8/30/2013 2:21PM

    Thanks for sharing a peek at your heart! Love your background pic... a perfect setting for your island adventure!
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CJ: I LOVE THIS BLOG.

CJ from OK.

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ESILBO 8/30/2013 6:34AM

    GREAT BLOG, MY NEEDS WOULD LOOK SIMILAR TO YOURS. MUSIC, BOOKS AND MY BABY.
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SUPERHEROSID 8/30/2013 1:35AM

    Efforts are important but knowing where to put efforts is more important

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BARBIEE52 8/30/2013 12:35AM

    That was so terrific!! I think I have read it twice already!! Sounds like you would have a great wonderful time!! Thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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LATTELEE 8/30/2013 12:19AM

  Winnie!

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