Thursday, May 27, 2010

If I were a .......

If I were a: MONTH, I would be JUNE. Not because I was born in June (which I was), but because the month is so unpredictable. The sweltering heat, the anticipation of the monsoons, cooling down, puddles, waterlogging. It is a fun month, if you can handle it.

If I were a: DAY, I would be THURSDAY, of course. I was born on a Thusday. Thursday is in the middle of the work week, but is close enough for you to start making plans for the weekend. The fun of being there, the excitement of looking forward to something new.

If I were a: TIME OF DAY, I would be EVENING. The time when I come alive. Time with my kids, time to read, time to write. Time to be myself.

If I were a: SEASON, I would be SUMMER. I crib about the heat and the humidity, but unless it is really hot, the rains wouldn't come and the crops wouldn't grow. That's me. I can be irritating at times, but serve a useful purpose. .....and, I like to belive I am hot in my own way.

If I were a: PLANET, I would be JUPITER. Jupiter is the largest one, which is not me. But it rules professional gratification, which is totally me.

If I were a: DIRECTION, I would be UP AND AHEAD. Don't tell me that is not really a direction, but I prefer to look forward and not look back, so there you are.

If I were a: TREE, I would be MARGOSA. A large tree, which shelters lots of birds, provides shade for people on tropical highways, and has more medicinal uses than most other trees put together. I also find he pretty, though not many people agree.

If I were an: ANIMAL, I would be CHEETHA. She's fast and loves running. I would love to go like her someday.

If I were a: MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, I would be DRUMS. Or something equally accessible. Something that doen't need much practice, but which you can really practice on too if you so wish.

If I were a: FRUIT, I would be MANGO. I am an Indian, 'nuff said.

If I were a: FOOD, I would be BOMBAY STREET FOOD. Something that is whipped up in a jiffy, is wonderfully tasty, and which is affordable for (almost) all.

If I were a: COLOR, I would be GREEN. I love plants. Can I choose any other colour?

If I were a: BOOK, I would be a WiP. Lots of work yet to do done on me, but getting there.

If I were a: SONG, I would be TWINKLE, TWINKE LITTLE STAR,perhaps. A simple song, but deceptive in its simplicity.

If I were a: MOVIE, I would be one of those complicated ones that nobody ever really understands.

If I were a: FLOWER, I would be LANTANA. Not the most showy of plants, but one that grows on you. And it keeps away mosquitos and other pests, and attracts butterflies.

If I were a: FACIAL EXPRESSION, I would be
If you figure out what that means, do let me know.

I'm not tagging anyone because I am not sure how many of you have already done it. But please feel free to pick it up if you want to do it.

And off to read what others have said - didn't want them to influence


Mason Canyon said...

Interesting 'ifs' and I love the photo.

Thoughts in Progress

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd say it was a smirk!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the photo! Those were fun answers :)

Altman said...
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Clarissa Draper said...

Love the photo. That's a great set of comments.


chris weigand said...

I love all the things you would be and the reasons for being them. The photo is great also.

KarenG said...

I love June too! And yes it's my birthday month as well. Does that have something to do with it? Or is it the fantastic weather?

Faith Pray said...

So fun to see you translated into different categories! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post... I love the fact that the world is full of 'what ifs' and possibilities!


I loved your answes, I did this one last week.


slommler said...

June is my birth month as I too love June. Also the weather in June is terrific. I am not Indian; but I love Mango too! Wonderful fruit. Great responses!!

Jan Morrison said...

What fun! My teacher, Choygam Trungpa, used to have everyone play this as a game. You'd think of someone or something and let everyone ask you these types of questions. Then you'd have to figure out who or what it was! I'm not going to do this on my site but I'm strongly a Friday, October, and Home Home on the Range. Ha!

aLmYbNeNr said...

June is also my birth month, YAY! I also love lantanas...just posted a picture yesterday for Wordless Wednesday. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! I love your choice of movie.

Watery Tart said...

Have you gone back and read mine? I know you were waiting until you did yours. Right through Jupiter we have identical answers (sometimes almost EXACT--like the reason too), then our regionalism stuff starts to show, but I KNEW we were twins!

Karen Walker said...

Didn't realize this was a tagged thingie. I hadn't seen it before. I like it - like learning these things in such a creative way. Your little one is too adorable for words.

Googlover said...

your kid is cute. fun post.

Cricket McRae said...

That expression is priceless! So nice to learn more about you, too.

In a workshop I took a few years back, the leader had us develop our protagonists by answering questions much like this...
Hearth Cricket

Wanda said...

Loved reading your answers. It's interesting to see how others perceptions. Cute picture too.

Trudy said...

I love all of the responses Rayna! I did this meme too, it was really fun. The picture of your son is too adorable!

GutsyWriter said...

Green, flowers and nature play an important role in your life, I can see. Me too.
I also love turquoise; my favorite color for water.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Thank you everyone for your comments.

@ Alex - knowing my son, it is most likely a smirk!

@ Jan - when I actually got down to doing it, I realised it was actually more profound than just a game

@ Sonia - yes, water and nature plays an important role in my life


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