In one of my endless wandering stages (this time looking for a picture for my feature Faerie Paths) I came across this post from a 2010 blog Being Alive called “Only If …”
Quite interesting. Quite revealing. Quite fun. Not as easy as I thought it would be. I wonder what your answers would be?
I wonder if you would change your mind once you thought about it?
IF I WERE….
If I were a day, I would be … Saturday. Every day.
If I were a planet I would be … Earth. Fertile, green, bursting with life.
If I were a month, I would be … May or October? Spring or Fall? I’ll take May. Eternal birth.
If I were a time of the day, I would be … If I could wake up naturally, 5:30 a.m. The world comes alive about that time. I also love 1 a.m. The world is still then. Pick one. 5:30 a.m.
If I were a season I would be … Fall. Which is totally opposite of which month I would be. Go figure.
If I were an animal I would be … a lot harder. Eagle, so I could soar high above the world.
If I were a bird I would be a … Wait! I just answered that!
If I were a piece of furniture I would be … a TV tray. Mobile, invited to every party, always holding food, can even watch TV now and then.
If I were a liquid I would be … I should say water, as it is the basis for life. But I’d rather be a Cookie Crumble Frappé. Sweet and strong and dancing with a bit of whipped cream on top.
If I were a tree I would be … the obvious choice is Oak. Strong, long living, solid base and big arms. But you know me — I opt for a Weeping Japanese Maple Tree — delicately cut leaves, colorful, dramatically weeping — the whole shebang.
If I were a tool I would be … a tool like a hammer? Or a creative tool, like a paint brush? Clarify, please …
If I were a flower I would be … a Double Delight rose. The most beautiful bicolored rose in the world, its large creamy blossoms are edged with striking red. It is also renowned for its intense spicy fragrance. That’s me.
If I were an element I would be … I had to go to the periodic table for this one. An element can be a distinct part of a composite device; any of the fundamental substances that consist of atoms of only one kind and that singly or in combination constitute all matter; or any of the four substances air, water, fire, and earth formerly believed to compose the physical universe. Maybe they just meant earth, water, fire, and air. I’ll say water (an answer I passed on above), as it is the basis for life.
If I were a gemstone I would be … no thought. Diamond. Ultra sparkle, ultra hard. Can be part of saws and drills, rings and necklaces, and record needles. Just think — I could be pressed hard against the Beatles album Meet the Beatles!
If I were a musical instrument I would be … a piano. I love the music that comes from such a beautiful instrument. Plus I’d be big and strong and it would take a lot to push me around.
If I were a color I would be … Royal Blue. My favorite. A close second is purple, but we’re only talking one choice here.
If I were a sound I would be … a baby’s giggle. What could be closer to heaven?
If I were a Scent I would be … I thought about bleach, as it is a purifier and sanitizer, keeping the world around me clean and fresh. But I think I’ll go with lavender. My favorite.
If I were a Song I would be … another almost impossible one. Something sappy like “A Wonderful World”? My favorite rock n roll song, “Kick Start My Heart”? A wonderful classical delight like the “1812 Overture”? Ack! Music is too personal subject. Pass to the next question.
If I were a Body Part I would be … forget this one. I AM my body, every chubby piece.
If I were a place … Is this a specific country? A view? The place I met my husband? The place I took my kids and grandkids? Another Ack — I’d like to be the shoreline of a hidden lake in the woods. With a flower garden not far from sight. And a fountain. And some windchimes. And a good book. And a pillow. And And And …
If i were an emotion I would be … Easy Peasy. Which emotion would you want to be?
See? I can’t even play the “If I Were …” game right! Oh well — how about you? Pick one or several — tell me what YOU would be if you were … I’d LOVE to hear your answers!