Friday, January 23, 2009

For Keeps

I wasn't able to ask one of my "deep" questions last Friday because I was gone all day, but here is this week's question for you:

If you could have permanent possession of any single object in the world, what would you want it to be?

As always, I feel compelled to share the logic (or lack thereof) behind my answer. Money and libraries are out because they are not a single object. While I love books, I don't really care about owning rare ones. It would be cool to hold a diamond the size of a chicken's egg, but you could never take it anywhere for fear of being robbed! And I don't think the point of the question is to choose something so you could sell it, so don't answer it that way.

Therefore, I'm going with a great work of art. Something that would make me smile when I saw it hanging on my wall. I've always loved Monet, so I'm thinking one of his paintings of the water lilies in his garden would be nice. I saw some of the series at the museum last year, and the real thing is truly amazing.

What about you? What object would you like to claim as your own for keeps?



  1. I am gonna go with a cruise ship. I would love to have one huge one of my very own. Than all my friends and family could come on trips with me and have their own rooms and oh the magnitude of the possible fun is awesome.

  2. This is tough! I think maybe a great car. Like a James Bond Aston Martin. I don't know though, would I still want it at 80?

  3. Hmmm, you always think of great questions! I think I may choose a place, like Lake Tahoe. It's fantastic and I'd hate to see it ruined by irresponsible use. Keep it pristine folks!

  4. Funny, the first thing I thought of before reading the rest of your post was a piece of artwork :) You're so right, seeing an original up-close makes that all the more compelling.

    I would probably go for a Van Gogh - either his bedroom painting or the blossoming almond tree. I saw them in Amsterdam; breathtaking.

  5. One of Steve Martin's white suits.

    He's my creative hero and that would be very powerful mojo to tap into.

    Great question!

    :^) Anna

  6. I don't know--it would be really really tempting to ask for Darth Vader's mask. I'd be the coolest kid on the block :)

  7. Hairline, VL is just a silly abbreviation for Virgin Lips. Nothing to cryptic. Thanks for coming over and visiting me.

  8. Hi Newbie here!! So I was reading and I love your blog! Just wanted to let you know!!

    Permanent possession..humm... I think I will have to go along the lines with Scribbit... I would have to have a... light saber!!! Yep how awesome would that be?!? Force owner right here!!! haha

  9. Right about now I'm thinking a furnace. Does the piping come with it?

  10. Just like at Christmas, I can't think of what I would want. Especially with a blank check like this question provides, it's hard to choose. Anything I can think of would have unbelievable maintenance costs, but I really like My Diary's idea of a cruise ship.