Identifying a good read.

Many things make a good read a good read.  I have just read one of my new favorite readings called Game of Crones written by Laura Lippman.  The story is one of the most inspiring and wholesome writings I have read. The writing is in the first person in view of Laura about her life after having her daughter at age 51.  The thing about the writing is that you have to understand what her life is like.  How she feels and how you can try to be empathetic.

The writing Tells us about the life of Laura and how she adopted her daughter at age 51 until the present time.  There is plenty to examine in the writing about all the morals but I’ll try my best to talk about them all. The first few paragraphs of the writing tell the reader about people on the street and how they ask her about Laura’s daughter, asking if she is the grandmother.  This occurs a lot for her so she came up with a response explaining to them how she is old enough to be her grandmother but she in reality is her mother. She also gets the occasional compliment from other people that know she is the mother.  She is a wealthy mother too and in good shape for her age which is good for her having a daughter to watch out for. The reading goes on for a couple paragraphs, without telling the reader about how she got her child because she relentlessly tells us that it isn’t her birth child until she tells us her reasoning of her having her child. She tells the reader that it is all because her husband wanted another child even though he had a 23-year-old boy. So Laura adopted a child for her husband and didn’t regret it one bit. At this time she is 51 years old. Her husband is never there to help with the child because he works out of the city, which is absurd.  It should be an obligation for him to help with the child. She takes care of her daughter all the while she tries to write a book a year and tries to stay this way for as long as possible but she can’t because of her daughter so she stays determined to complete a book a year.  She fails at this task but doesn’t. She writes a book every 16 months. Which shows that determination is key to success. She then goes on to tell the reader about her fun times with her daughter playing with an off-brand nerf gun and what really hits Laura hard is when her daughter says that that was the most fun she’s experienced in her life which scares Laura because she has been to many other countries, sat first-class, ate at 5-star meals and stayed in 5-star hotels.  She then goes on to tell about another time of fun where she takes her daughter to a remake of a play and they are the only ones in the audience so they can express themselves however they want. They then go on to a garbage disposal location when a man asks if Laura needs help and says that she doesn’t and lifts the garbage up and throws it away and her daughter enjoys this very much knowing that her mother is old but is strong. The reason she is so strong is that she engages in physical activity and has her own personal trainer. The whole moral of the story is about how you need the determination to stay in good health and shape and that caring and spending quality time with your child is very important.  It is what makes a child grow and develop.  And I think Laura realized that she should stop spoiling her child because she is used to being spoiled and doesn’t know what fun should feel like If that makes sense.  Being with family is one of the most important things in the world and it is better than doing nothing.

I think that there are many things that I would do if I were in the writing.  I would agree with Laura that assuming that the mother is their grandmother. But I don’t think that she has to be so blunt with the truth because it can make people feel terrible about themselves for saying something.  I also think that Laura’s husband should be involved in the child’s life because he was the one who wanted it and he barely even sees her in his life because he works out of town. What I think he should do is at least try and get some time in with his daughter and commit to the role of a parent and be determined to be the better person and try to see her at least 2 times a week.  I also think that Laura is doing a great job staying determined to write a book a year and she also spends time with her daughter even when she has lots of work. It also tells us that we should be determined for other things like exercise, marks, work ethic, etc.  I don’t think Laura should spoil her child either because she might forget what a “real” vacation is.  All of this shows us that we live in a strange society.

I think that all people should be their best selves at any time they can.  The world would be so much better if people understood how their lifestyle affects the ecosystem and the world.  If everybody could try to reduce their carbon footprint the world would be at much less of a disaster than it is now and it would make people realize how much of a disaster the world is in.  People also need to understand that if they are their best self the world would be one of the most amazing places on earth. We wouldn’t have nearly as much pollution. The world would be a lot better.  We wouldn’t have to worry about extinction for other animals and plants, we wouldn’t have to worry about running out of oxygen and we wouldn’t have to constantly worry about the ecosystems being destroyed.  We could probably end poverty in many countries. The world would be a better place if we all did our part to be the best we could. But this doesn’t mean that all problems would be gone but it would end many of them. 

The amazing writing from Laura Lippman can tell us a lot about ourselves and teach us some very exemplary lessons.  About spending quality time with your loved ones, being the best you can, and understanding how others can feel.  I often find myself asking what I should do with my life and I now realize that I need to commit more all from reading one writing.  I learned that video games and the internet aren’t the most important things in the world but that life itself needs to be preserved to be kept healthy, and family is one of the most important things in the world. 

Time Travel

Time travel is a confusing topic.  You never know what could change if you touch anything.  It could be like back to the future. We don’t know what happens in the present time. Do we just disappear?  Does the present time freeze for a while?  Considering time travel doesn’t change anyone’s life but mine, I would go back to the 2000s for only of the best reasons.

If I could time travel I would use it to get quite wealthy.  There is so much that I could do to get rich, considering I stay in that time forever.  I could buy tons of bitcoin because if I were to buy one thousand bitcoin in the 2000s and cashed it in, in 2017 I would have 20 million dollars.  I would’ve bought a whole bunch of shares from companies that I knew would be successful, and I would start a very wealthy business that I know would be successful.  I would be able to become a millionaire. I then would invest the majority of my money into companies that I know are successful and get even more money.  I would bet on football games and any games and win most of them but not all of them just to stay safe.   I would be wealthier than  Jeff Bezos and I would spend it all on things to help thins world.

I want to do something to help the world and this would be much easier if I could time travel.  I would be able to donate tons of my money to research for disease, and homeless shelter, and food banks.  I would also have my own team looking for a way to stop world hunger and thirst. I would send food to starving Africans.  I would try and stop factories that kill animals for food without the animals seeing any sunlight, grass or anything, but instead allow the animals to live life to their fullest and give them grass and fresh water and anything they need to get healthy.  I would build hospitals, wells, anything that helps the world. I would send teams to clean the ocean and save endangered species.  If this was all possible I could stop things before they even started.

The other reason I would go back to that time is to save millions of lives, of celebrities, and civilians.  For example, I would save Steve Irwin from dying and also I would save Paul Walker from dying in the car crash.  I could become one of the most well-known people in the world. I would put a lot more security on the planes that created 9/11.  I would be able to become an actual superhero. I would stop the “adpocalypse” on youtube before it wiped out half the youtube community.  I could save millions of people’s life just doing what is right.  If I could save all the people I would be known as a superhero.  I could be the most amazing man in the world.

If the concept of time travel was possible I would do anything to help the world.  I would get wealthy,  save lives, and help the world to become healthier.  I would be one of the best people in the world that everybody knows.  I would be one of the best people that I could be.  I want to be a popular person but not too popular.  I want to be like Bill Gates but not quite him.  I want to be the nicest and best people the world has ever seen.

Teleportation

There are many places in this world that would be great to see one day.  The world is beautiful and there is so much to see. But teleportation is a difficult topic so let’s just say that there is no time and space change and there is no science to it.  If I could teleport I would go to Hawaii.

The reason I would go to Hawaii has plenty of variety.  The first being the nice warm weather. I am used to living in extremely cold weather or extremely hot weather but what I would like to have is the nice amazing warm beaches and weather all year.  We usually live in some of the coldest dreadful days or the hottest days where we only get sunburn. It would be very nice just to have the weather stay the same every year unless it is too hot or too cold.  And the weather would be great for farming as long as we do have rich soil. The only problem with the weather though is that it would get boring real quick just like what it is now. We are sick and tired of the winter and are waiting for summer but when it is summer it is too hot and we want it to be winter. But this isn’t much of a problem but more of a pet peeve.  It would be great to have Hawaii’s weather.

It would also be great to leave the country for once in my life.  I have only been to three provinces in Canada, Alberta, Saskatawan, and BC.  If you have only stayed in the same place for all of your life, life can be a little boring.  I’ve only gone on around 2 vaccations in my life. One to Jasper, and one to Kananaskis.  And even then it was only a 4 day trip.  If I went to Hawaii I would stay there for at least a week just to relax.  It would be great because of the food and beaches and tourist attractions I would have quite a long time until I got bored and I would get to do as I please.  Being out of Canada for once in my life would also feel different because I would have accomplished a goal in life.  

The last reason I would go to Hawaii is because of neat things that I could see.  There is plenty in Hawaii to discover like the beaches, the palm trees that I’ve only seen once, The coconuts on those trees, the ancient banyan tree, ect.  I would have tons of time in Hawaii to visit all the places there is to see and I would also be able to see how the native Hawaiians live and what there ways of life and their point of view on the rest of the world.

So there you have it the reasons why I would teleport to Hawaii.  The weather, the escape, and the attractions. These three things are why I would just teleport there and stay there with no trace of where I went.

Songs I could listen to for Eternity

I have many songs that I listen to in my playlist.  I have many genres that I listen to. I actually have at least one song from each genre.  But I do have my favorites. I mainly listen to catchy songs that I can easily identify from the first sound I hear.  These include the three songs Hooked on a Feeling, by Blue Swede, Mr.Sandman, by the Chordettes, and Escape (the piña colada song), by Rupert Holmes.  With these three songs I have all the music I enjoy.  

The song Hooked on a Feeling is a classic song.  It was written and made by Blue Swede and made in 1974.  I believe that everybody has heard at least the first part of the song which is the main part that everybody remembers.  The song is so catchy that once you hear it you can’t forget what it sounds like. It is a love song about a man who can’t get the feeling out of his head that a woman is in love with him.  The song is amazing and I have listened to it so many times I know all the lyrics. It is also catchy and unique which is why it stands out so much. The beat drops on the part where the singer say’s, “I….., I’m hooked on a feeling” (9).   It lets the listener know that the singer is hooked on a feeling but we have yet to know the feeling. We then get to know what feeling he is feeling because he says he is hooked on a feeling that the woman he likes is in love with him. We know that he feels love towards this woman too because of the lyrics, “Lips as sweet as candy, it’s taste is on my mind, girl you’ve got me thirsty, for another, cup of wine” (12-15).  The listener can also feel the love from the lines, “All the good love, when we’re all alone, keep it up girl, yeah, you turn me on” (27-30)  The song is such a great song that most people can enjoy it until it gets stuck in your head for 3 hours. If I could go back in time for one thing it would be to be the creator of the song because it is so good.  

The song Mr.Sandman is a masterpiece.  It was written and made by the Chordettes in 1954.  There are very few instruments other than their voices which I find amazing because it is so catchy.  It is also a love song but it has nobody to love. It is about the women wanting somebody to love hold and be with but they don’t have anybody.  The Women ask a mythical being called Mr.Sandman to help them but he only responds once with the one word, “Yesss” (9). The women are very hopeful throughout the song with the example of them saying, “Mr Sandman, someone to hold, would be so peachy before I’m too old” (13-14).  It lets the reader know how much loneliness there is in their life, how they will always be waiting for their one perfect man. The song is very short with only 2 minutes but it portrays a lot about the song and how amazing songs can be even without any instruments other than the base and xylophone (I, think).  The women want Mr. Sandman to make them the best man who would love them and that they would love as explained by, “Please turn on your magic beam, Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream” (7-8). The melody of the song is also very unique because it has its own tone and meaning unlike other love songs were the melody is sad but Mr. Sandman has a happy melody / tone.  

Of course we all know the Piña Colada song.  The thing is that the song is actually called Escape (the Piña Colada song)  and was made by Ruper Holmes in 1979. The song is another love song but instead of wanting love the singer wants to get away from his wife and escape to somebody who is better than his wife, hense being the name of the song.  The song has a story about how he goes to a place to make his life more, and then he finds someone there he wasn’t expecting to see there. We know that he wants to make his life more than what it is which we can see by the first couple of lyrics, “I was tired of my lady, we’d been together too long, like a worn-out recording, of a favorite song (1-2).  He then goes to read the paper in bed while his wife is sleeping and he finds a small ad saying, “If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain, if you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, if you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape, I’m the love that you’ve looked for, write to me, and escape” (5-8). The ad is asking for somebody to go and make them happy and so the singer writes back telling that he does like piña coladas and so forth.  He then goes to the bar where he is going to meet the woman so he “waited with high hopes, then she walked in the place, I knew her smile in an instant, I knew the curve of her face, it was my own lovely lady, and she said, “Oh, it’s you”, and we laughed for a moment, and I said, “I never knew” (17-20). It then goes back to a similar version of the piña coladas but instead of him reading the paper it is him asking his wife questions about how he never knew what she likes. So at the end of the story the singer was going to cheat on his wife and it turns out the mistress was his wife in the end and they stayed together.  I also like this song because of the tune and melody because it is very easy to recognize and it is a very clever song.

So there we have it. Three of my favorite songs that I could listen to on repeat for hours on end.  I only like the catchy songs as you could probably tell and all the songs get stuck in my head easily.  The three songs I chose are all considered classics because of all the people who enjoy them. I really enjoy my songs and I really think that if you give it a chance you will like them all.

My Favorite Poems

I have only read a number of poems but I do have my favorites.  I have really enjoyed three in general.

The three poems are The Cremation of Sam McGee,  The Road not Taken, and The Shooting of Dan McGrew.  The Cremation of Sam McGee was one of the best poems I have ever heard. It is a simple but amazing story poem that tells a story of a man and his friend Sam and they where up north and his friend froze to death and he made a promise to cremate his friend and he does.  It is just a small poem but it is amazing because it tells us about the friendships we have and how important they are.

The Road not Taken is one of the more meaningful poems I have read. It has a message that I actually understand. It is about how you can’t change your past and how the most slightest things can make you thing about what could have happened if you made a different choice.  It is what explains a bit of the butterfly effect.

The Shooting of Dan McGrew is like The Cremation Of Sam McGee being another story poem. It just tells another story that keeps the reader entertained. It also shows the reader about how random a death can be and how not to go to sketchy places.