RevGals Friday Five Meme: IF

Jan over at RevGals offers this Friday Five:

1. If you were a color, what would you be? Most days I’d be green, a deep forest green. But some days I’d be pink and occasionally I’d be blue or yellow. Maybe I’d just be a rainbow:

2. If you were a flower (or plant), what would you be? Again, most days I’d be a tall old, strong Oak tree. One that has weathered the ages but still puts out full beautiful leaves each year. Or maybe I’d be one of the trees on the rim of the Grand Canyon, smaller than an Oak but tenacious:

3. If you were an animal, what kind would you be? A house cat, spending leisurely days lying in the afternoon sun, eating, and playing. OR I’d be a bird soaring the great outdoors. OR maybe I’d be a ground squirrel because they are social creatures and so darn cute!

4. If you were a shoe, what type would you be? Most days I’d like to be a hiking boot, travelling into the wilderness. But other days I’d like to be a beautiful high heel entering into finest places of society.

5. If you were a typeface, which font would you be? I like Garammond. It’s has some subtle detail but is still easy to read.

Bonus: Anything connected with metaphors that you’d like to contribute. As usual Mary Oliver speaks to me. Here is her poem, Wild Geese:

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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10 Responses to RevGals Friday Five Meme: IF

  1. RevAnne says:

    Great play, love the poem. I'm glad I'm not the only one who struggled to choose just one thing…

  2. Barbara B. says:

    Yes, I think you would be a rainbow! (And I would love to go hiking with you.)

  3. Jan says:

    This was so much fun to read, creative and YOU. Great poem by Mary Oliver. You are truly a rainbow. And I like the hiking boot metaphor.

  4. RevDrKate says:

    Loved ALL your multiple answers and any time there is Mry Oliver is good.

  5. what a beautiful poem! simply beautiful!forest green… pink… hiking boot… high heel… your so versatile!

  6. Mrs. M says:

    Your answers are really thoughtful– nice play!

  7. I'm with you on the rainbow. Who can choose. As you can see, I have this nifty new computer that seems to change font sizes whenever I do something, not sure what. Gotta go have my one on one sessions.

  8. oh thank you for the Mary Oliver. I am reading a little commentary on her poetry: "God of Dirt"…very stimulating!!!

  9. Deb says:

    Just getting around to surfing last week's offerings. Fun stuff. I have to say that the photos you put up of your home turf make it much more lovely and colorful than I was led to believe! And those ground squirrels are just too cute.

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