Answering some questions posed by Paul Sunstone at Café Philos. 😀
What is the most impressive invention in history?
The bridge? You’d need a lot of knowledge and skill to design and build these things. They save people miles of travel and last for years (at least some of them do). I think they must be terrifying to build. I suffered just walking across wide, safe town bridges when going through the aftermath of bad agoraphobia. 🙂
What has been humanity’s most audacious hope?
Simply facing down the odds, even when they are against us. The more they try to beat us down, the more we fight back. In particular, living out our lives surrounded by vast and unknown dangers, knowing full well we will lose everything and everyone before we reach our murky ends.
What’s more influential: Love or money?
I think both have their moments, but love (whether of a person, a community, a place, a way of life or a pursuit) is the healthiest reason to do anything.
Three words that describe your current mood?
Blank; content; filled with suppressed foreboding. I know that’s not three words, but I didn’t know if ‘forebodious’ was a word or not. 🙂
Which is more important: A long marriage or a passionate one?
I can see ways that both could be bad, as well as ways that both could be good. Ultimately, a long marriage sounds better — more stable, and possibly more outward-looking?
Name two favorite bloggers and link to their blogs!
Unusual quotations, occasional anecdotes and a peaceful vibe. 🙂
Long, thoughtful articles which I always take the time to read — also recipes! I still mean to try that sausage hotpot from a while back.
Both blogs post regularly, and I would miss them if they disappeared.
Time to sleep…