Friday June 2, 2006

Five Things

I found this a few days ago and decided to respond.

Back in March, blogger Laume wrote:

I was reading the local paper this afternoon. It has one of those My Two Cents columns, where the roving photographer goes out and about town and asks some question to people at large. This week's question was "What are five things you can't live without?" ...
So, what are the five things you can't live without? To make this more interesting, I suppose we'll assume everyone has food, shelter, clothing, heat, and love. Does that cover the basics of survival?

We have a Two Cents column in our paper too (although ours is handled by email) so I'm familiar with the idea. I sent a note to our Two Cents editor suggesting she might want to ask this question in the Bay Area. In the meantime, here's my list.

Five Things I Can't Live Without

  1. Friends and family. First and foremost, Richard, my hubby and best friend. I'd be lost and lonely without Rich.

  2. Cats. They are my muse (mews), my anchor, and my stabilizer in all things. Rich says I am addicted to cats. He could be right.

  3. Home. "Shelter" is not equivalent to Home. Shelter is necessary but not sufficient. Home is so much more than mere shelter.

  4. My computer (and, since this is my list, I'm including a power source to run it and access to the Internet). The computer is part of both my professional and personal lives. It provides vocation and avocation in one amazingly small (physical) and yet incredibly large (virtual) space. It's my connection to friends and family beyond my walls. It's difficult to remember life BC (Before Computers).

  5. Books. Two of my favorite quotes are about books. I agree completely with the sentiments expressed.
    I cannot live without books. — Thomas Jefferson

    When I have a little money, I buy books. And if any is left, I buy food and clothing. — Desiderius Erasmus

What are five things you can't live without?

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