Last Wednesday, I asked y’all in which place you’d rather live: a library, a museum, or a zoo. Since many kasbah commenters are fellow writers and book lovers, I thought the library option would be the clear winner.
Turns out I was wrong.
A few chose the library, but many of you did not like the isolation you imagined would come with it. A clever twist that made the other two options much more appealing for the bibliophiles was bringing a Kindle, Nook, and/or iPad with to your new home, provided there would be a strong wi-fi connection. But what surprised me most was large number who chose the zoo. I’m not sure what that says about all of you. I’ll leave you to your deductions.
At first glance, I thought I might choose the library, too. To be housed among so many pages of prose and volumes of information seemed to be the logical first choice for a writer. But then I found myself swayed by the comments that were posted and started to give serious thought to the museum and the zoo.
Both locations have their merits, but in the end I chose to go with the museum, preferably one like the Natural History Museum in NYC. I, too, would load up my kindle and laptop, spend my days reading, writing, and walking among the relics of antiquity. If I grew tired of that museum, I would request a transfer to an art museum like the Met or to one in London. I would also request time for exercise outside of the museum in order to get some fresh air and to socialize with friends and family. Also, if I’m being completely honest, I imagined throwing some totally great parties at a museum and that pretty much sold me on the idea of living there.
And now for this week’s Valentine’s Day inspired question:
Would You Rather…
be given a love potion that you could use on anyone you haven’t met or already know
– OR –
be the creator of such a love potion and be paid extremely well for it, but never be able to use it?
As an added holiday bonus, here’s a song to rouse your romantic side whilst you ponder this Valentine’s Day dilemma:
~Editor’s Note: As a long time fan of The Cure, I must say while I adore their original version, I have come to really love Adele’s sultry, soulful version, too.~
Which will you choose, lovely readers? The love potion to use on someone you’ve never met or be the wealthy scientist who developed it but is destined to find love the old-fashioned way? Sit, sip, and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from you.