Choices, Choices

It’s that time again, Friday Five. This sounds like one of those “you have to go live on a desert island – what would you take with you?” kinds of things. We’ve been watching Survivor Thailand (Bye, bye, Denver Diva, LOL) and I’ve contemplated what my choice of luxury item would be if I were ever to be thrust into that situation (not a snowball’s chance in h*ll of that, though). Anyway, here’s the FIVE:

1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be?
Gosh, that’s rough. I think what I’d have to do is make a compilation of my favorite songs onto one CD. I got around that one pretty well, didn’t I? One of the songs would have to be Kim Hill’s rendition of “You Are Still Holy”. Wow, what an awesome song – a real cry of my heart.

2. If you could only choose 2 movies to watch ever again, what would they be?
My first choice was easy: As Good as It Gets. The characters are so full, so real and detailed – it’s funny, it’s sad, it’s thought-provoking…It’s a wonderful story of friendship and getting outside of our comfort zones. Choosing a second is so difficult! Right now, I think it would be the 1995 adaptation of Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility. The cinematography and costuming is so rich and beautiful in that one, and the characters are just terrific. I need to rent that one again – it’s been too long since I’ve seen it.

3. If you could only choose 3 books to read ever again, what would they be?
Definitely the Bible. In particular, I’d like the NIV Life Application Study Bible; I’ve always liked the NIV translation, and since I’m not heavily into finding the nitty-gritty, original Greek and Hebrew translations, this Bible’s study notes are pretty down-to-earth and practical. I don’t own this Bible yet, but I want to get it sometime. The second book would be Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True, a fascinating (and sad) story of twin brothers and their unique mental illnesses. I was so engrossed by their story, so touched. The book which rounds out my list of three is Colony, by Anne Rivers Siddons. That is another incredible journey through the lives of a family; this one follows Maude Chambliss from the time she’s a young bride of an aristrocratic family’s son, through her incorporation into their family and becoming a matriarch of her own right. It’s really something, in Siddons’ lyrical, descriptive writing; it’s a true pleasure reading anything by her.

4. If you could only choose 4 things to eat or drink ever again, what would they be?
Mmmmmm. Assuming HEALTH isn’t an issue, I’d choose coffee, chocolate, macaroni and cheese, and pizza. No, I don’t like junk food. 😉

5. If you could only choose 5 people to ever be/talk/associate/whatever with ever again, who would they be?
Wowsers, I really hate questions like this because I don’t want to exclude anyone! And my answer would change depending on what’s going on in my life at the time, you know?? Right now, I’d say Howie, Amy, Pastor Steve, Lisa, and Mom. But at any time, Angie, Julie, Naomi, Carol, Vikki….Gosh, any number of folks could swap out! Aaaaaargh!

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