I HAVE

Seen the sunrise over Stratford-Upon-Avon and watched a Royal Shakespeare Company production there after sunset…

Witnessed with my own eyes the Birth of Venus and Michaelango’s David in Florence…

Drank a glass of champagne on the Ponte Vecchico…

Been devastated by the destruction of a mind from Alzheimer’s…

Yelled with the crowds cheering at a bullfight in Barcelona…

Seen the pain people can inflict on one another…

Seen the Last Supper in a damp monastery in Milan…

Heard someone lie…

Stood in the rain as it washed across the deck of a ferry while crossing the English Channel at night…

Known someone to cheat…

Greeted the sunrise on the White Cliffs of Dover…

Watched someone commit a crime…

Gazed at the city lights of Munich and stopped long enough to enjoy a beer…

Been present at the death of a stranger on a lonely highway…

Given birth to three amazing children…

Known a rapist…

Done a brass rubbing in Westminster Abbey…

Eaten dinner with a murderer…

Stood in the aisles at Canterbury…

Had someone mistake me for someone else…

Attended a Christmas Mass at a Catholic church…

Had someone try to change me…

Walked in a Gay Pride parade…

Had someone accept me for exactly who I am…

Done an interview on BBC radio…

Been in love and been loved in return only once in my lifetime…

Filmed a commercial…

Been on the set of a movie in production…

Attended a Vanity Fair photo shoot…

Lied to someone…

Been a National Delegate for the Democratic Party…

Cheated on someone…

Gazed in amazement at the work in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam…

Been to a beach on the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico…

Ridiculed someone…

Lived through the pain of an alcoholic parent…

Met a great General whom I admire…

Hated someone…

Flown to a swing state to block walk the week of early voting…

Lusted after someone…

Stood on the Alps in Switzerland…

Levied revenge upon someone…

Had a spiritual experience that changed my life…

Have seen the tulips in Holland…

Had a picnic lunch at the Painted Desert…

Ordered room service at the Four Seasons for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey…

Won and lost money in Las Vegas…

Known future Congressmen, Governors, Senators…

Always been homesick for the state of my birth…

Attended the opening season game for my favorite SEC team…

Been to the Birthing Stones in Wahiawa…

Stood in a rainforest in Costa Rica…

Been to Capitol Hill and stood on the floor of the Senate, contemplating hooking all the paper clips on Kay Bailey Hutchison’s desk together in a chain and putting them back in the holder…

Had too much to drink too many times…

Called my Little Sis from the bathroom of a Representative to Congress’s house…

Taken Improv classes…

Gone to school to be a Massage Therapist…

Gotten tattooed and pierced…

Died my hair five different colors at the same time…

Written stories that I never share…

Road tripped across the lower part of the US, east to west…

Worked for people I hated…

Said things I did not mean…

Life is not a test drive. It’s your one time shot to get it right while you are here right NOW. Not all of it is fun and a bunch of stuff you will totally screw up, trust me. I am still adding to my list, every day. Things I am not proud of and things I just can’t wait to do again. I am constantly seeking opportunities to change someone’s life or my own just by doing something different than the usual.

What are you doing today? Get up, get moving, do something great.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. gingatao says:

    What a wonderful post! Such a world tour and inspiring thought,

  2. That was a gripping post… Quite an interesting life you got… very original.

  3. Many thanks…:) It was hard to edit and leave stuff out and I keep adding to it so I am lucky that I am brave enough to keep trying new things. Hopefully it will push someone forward and make them realize life is short and cylical. There is always bad with the good, the struggle we all have is how to remember that in the bad times. This to shall pass as they say…

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