GOOD MORNING WORLD
Some days I really do not understand where my head goes or how my brain functions. Perhaps I am certifiably insane or teetering on the edge. I woke this morning with thoughts of what book I would take with me on a desert island.
Now I can give some credence to this in the fact that I have been writing one book for a long time and it has not seen the light of day. I created one of some of my blog posts, “Treasures for my Dad from Your Daughter ktsquared”, for my Dad’s 91st birthday. I have another, a book of some of the blog posts as well, that I am investigating actually going to real print with as soon as I can figure it out.
Last night before I fell asleep I came up with another idea that deals with the doctor’s appointment I am going to have tomorrow. My blood work which was done prior to the visit (early per my request as she was leaving on maternity leave) came back with some not so good numbers. She wants to put me on drugs right away. I said no let’s talk. Now she is out on mandatory bed rest maternity leave and I am seeing a new doctor.
This should be interesting. The last time my numbers were high I refused to take any meds and within 3 weeks lowered my cholesterol by 50 points and got my liver enzymes back in shape. Thinking I’d rather give that plan a whirl again rather than just be plopped on pills. Hopefully this doctor will agree as easily as my doc in St. Louis did!!! The book I was imagining was about documenting the whole thing. Thus the thoughts of books and what I would want to take to a desert island. What about you?
I’ve thought seriously about this so far this morning. I have come up with some ideas. The Bible of course would be my first choice as I am thinking much I would need would be in that book. Two books that made a real impression on me in my life were Louise L. Hay’s ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ and Ann Louise Gittleman’s ‘Super Nutrition for Women’. How funny as I see that both have Louise in their names!!! As I type I wonder if I need them after all if I have already read them. Perhaps for reference? I would want my natural healing books for reference as well I think!
What about survival? The natural healing books have the flora and fauna in them. I think the best survival book I have read would be the Earth Children series with the ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ being the first. Each one has so much in it about weapons and hides and berries and medicines I could not decide and would need them all. Betting the man in the wild that is on TV that I do not watch would have a book as well that I could use.
For inspiration I think it would have to be ‘The Traveler’s Gift’, ‘The Lost Coin’ and ‘The Final Summit’ by Andy Andrews. It was hard to choose from his books as I like them all. I also think I might want to bring some of his books that contain letters from successful people and how they overcame obstacles.
I am so curious I think I might have to have some mysteries or dramas or a combination. Now I these would include Agatha Christie. With her I get to bring a couple of friends too in Miss Marple and Hercule!!! ‘Bright Flows the River’ is a book that sticks with me and I think I might want that as well. As I turn around in my chair I am hard pressed to leave any of the volumes that surround me behind.
So I am sunk literally – no small boat could carry all these – remember I moved them all last summer! My premise is what book would I want on a deserted island? The idea of a deserted island normally is that a shipwreck has occurred and not much survives. I suppose if I designing the premise I can design the rescue as well. There it is – another book I surely would need and that is ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ as they survived very well.
If you could own only one or two books what would you want?
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…