Roaming Plans

The Wanderer

Tell us about the top five places you’ve always wanted to visit.

An Impossible Planet

Do you know what a Pulsar Planet is?

It’s a planet that orbits a star that went supernova. Pulsar planets aren’t supposed to exist- they bathed in radiation and if you stood on one and didn’t die you’d see the Pulsar flashing in the sky like a lighthouse flashing it’s light out to Sea.

I want to go to one, I want to stand on a world that isn’t supposed to be there and I want to be able to say I saw that weird  star flipping out in the sky.

Plus. I’m sure that there are some freaky forms of life on them. If I was going to pick a homeworld for a monster,  I say Werewolves would call a Pulsar Planet home.

As you can see, I think about this one a lot.

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Nature Is Fun 

I’d like to go to a State Park, wear a black dress and wander around in the woods at night and scare the bejesus out of people.

I love nature and I like writing spooky stories- so this would be like living the dream.

I know.

Sweet, right?

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How Low Can You Go?

And while I’m at it, I’d like to spend some time in the deepest cave in the world. Apparently it’s number eight on the list of the 16 deepest caves in the world.

The Sistema Huautla has dozens of waterfalls (some 60 stories high), underground lakes, ginormous  chambers and probably the bones of all kinds of weird creatures.

Keep in mind it is completely dark in there.

What makes this a sexy place for me?

Anything could be in those caves.

ANYTHING

Be still my heart, I think I’m in love.

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Wish I Might

I saw this Twilight Zone story where this man would sit in front of a painting and wish himself into it.

Well.

He was an evil man and he gets and he gets chased into this gallery he hangs out at and he prays and hopes to be able to escape into his painting.

He makes it, he escapes into the painting.

But it’s the Twilight Zone and his painting was moved and the one that gets put in it’s place is a painting of a guy being tortured.

I hope this doesn’t happen to me, because if I could jump into a painting or picture it would be this one

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I think this place isn’t on Earth.

I hope it’s not.

I just hope it has air.

A New Hobby

I’d like to go somewhere and learn something new- something that you can’t learn on line or at a University or on Facebook.

I’d like to learn how to take care of these skeletons that have been bedazzled with jewels and gold.

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I’m not interested in treasure-I’m interested in how you go about sticking the gems on the bones. Do you get to make up the patterns yourself? Do the shapes you create mean something?

Or do you just stand back and say, ” You know what would look great? A priceless sapphire in the nasal cavity. Go get me one.”

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There they are- my top 5 places I’d like to go.

But I have a sixth place.

Don’t tell anyone.

Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back… I just want to see if it’s all true.

And if it is…can I bring a friend or two?

Fingers crossed!

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Slow The Endless Night

:::Holidailies Prompt:::

If the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you want to spend your last day doing?

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I love to watch shows like ” How The Universe Works” and ” Through The Wormhole”…oh and ” The Universe. “

What I find amusing is that they’re big on telling you how the world  could end.

In theory.

MAYBE.

In one of my favorite episodes of   Death by Universe they explained what taking a direct hit from a Gamma Ray would do to the Earth.

One scientist said the Earth would be destroyed in the blink of an eye- that’s why nobody is interested in really finding a way to protect the Earth from that because it would be over before we saw it coming.

And then this Scientist smiled-he smiled this super creepy smile.  He’d have given Vincent Price’s Dr. Phibes a run for this money.

It was a stellar moment on TV.

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So lets say some freaky thing happened and Earth got knocked out of the Solar sytem and we were headed  out into space where  the  Earth would turn into this giant ball of ice and we’d be locked inside of it.

I guess I’d spend that last day looking at the Sun, but I live outside of Seattle so you know- that’s iffy. More likely maybe  I’d wrap myself in my favorite quilt and light some candles and watch them burn.

In time they would wink out, one by one

And then I figure it would all be over.

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As I thought about this prompt I remembered some lines from my favorite poem ever, I named my blog after lines in The Immortal Part by A.E. Housman.

So here is what I thought when contemplating the death of our world:

‘Empty vessel, garment cast,
We that wore you long shall last.
—Another night, another day.’         35
So my bones within me say.
Therefore they shall do my will
To-day while I am master still,
And flesh and soul, now both are strong,
Shall hale the sullen slaves along,         40
Before this fire of sense decay,
This smoke of thought blow clean away,
And leave with ancient night alone
The stedfast and enduring bone.

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Ok. One day we’re all going to die- maybe we’ll all die together in the same moment or maybe we go on alone when our time is up.

But if I knew it was coming I’d live whatever time I had- reading a book, watching candles burn, playing fetch with my dog because I would want to live those last moments living MY life the way I always have.

Like  Housman says- I intend on being master of my flesh and bone until the very end- and I’m not going to be pushed or hurried along to my grave while doing stuff that I should have done while I could savor the experience.

Run around and cram a lost life into a fun packed last day?  Or go out on my own terms?

Not a hard decision to make when I put some serious thought into it.

Not hard at all.

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