Friday, June 4, 2010

soul food friday ~ if I were...

I did have another soul food post planned for today. It was about getting older, but I figured it could I'm not quite old enough just yet to have to worry about making it to next Friday. Because when I saw this post at Leah's blog, I thought doing this might be less depressing nicer. I couldn't track down where it originally started. There are, dear bloggy peeps, simply not enough hours in the day for that. You ready? OK, here we go...the pictures will give you some clues!
f I were a month, I would be October, revelling in the glory of spring, without the pesky winds of September
If I were a day of the week, I would be Saturday, with the work week over and half a weekend still ahead
If I were a time of day, I would be midnight, grateful for the day just gone and looking forward to the next
If I were a planet, I would be Earth, because of the whole Mother Earth thing (boho remember!)
If I were an animal, I would be a giraffe, elegant but a bit goofy
If I were a direction, I would be constantly changing, ready for the next adventure
If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a day bed, big and comfy and with room for two
If I were a liquid, I would be hot chocolate, a bit wicked but oh so comforting
If I were a gemstone, I would be a pearl, lustrous and tactile and slightly imperfect
If I were a tree, I would be a japanese maple, living in a courtyard sheltered from the winds

If I were a tool, I'd be a paint brush (not sure if that qualifies as a tool really but cut me some slack)...I'd be a paint brush, making everything beautiful with a simple stroke
If I were a flower, I would be a gardenia, beautiful to look at, wonderful to smell...and slightly temperamental :)
If I were a kind of weather, I would be a gentle breeze, soothing
If I were a musical instrument, I’d be a violin, but only in the hands of a classical maestro who could move others to tears with the beauty of his (or her) music...can you have a female maestro? Just wondering.
If I were a colour, I would be hot pink, but come back next week...I'll have changed my mind!

If I were an emotion, I would be joy
If I were a fruit, I would be a pomegranate, most beautiful on the inside
If I were a sound, I would be a bellbird's call, a childhood memory
If I were an element, I would be fire, warming not destroying

If I were a car, I’d be reliable!
If I were a food, I'd be a banquet, with something for everyone (technically speaking not one food, but hey, it's my list)
If I were a place, I'd be Venice, in all her magnificence
If I were a material, I would be a hand woven textile

If I were a taste, I would be a delicious one
If I were a scent, I would be coriander
If I were an object, I would be a book, well read, much loved, shared
If I were a body part, I’d be eyes, wanting to see it all
If I were a facial expression, I would be the Mona Lisa's smile, ever so enigmatic
If I were a pair of shoes, I would make sure you were comfortable wearing me and looked as good as you hoped you would

You might like to do this as well if you're stuck one day for a blog post...and I'd love to hear what you'd be! It was quite fun. And as much as I love it, if someone could tell me how to get "if I were a carpenter and you were a lady.." out of my head now, I'd be grateful.
pomegranate image from here...aka Nanette from her blog and...check out her Flickr stream


  1. Very lovely, it's the kind of lilting poem I like and I love that song.....


  2. Well done you as always! Have a great weekend!
    PS: Mark was singing Starry Nights for an entire day after I showed him your blog entry for that day so hopefully you will get your capenter song out of your head!

  3. That's very impressive Kerry. I wouldn't know how to describe myself int hat way. I I asked Lyndon what sort of tool I was, he'd say, "a big one". Oh well :)
    Have a great weekend!!

  4. ..... and, if I were a blogger, I'd be envious of you and The Diversion for such a great post & TDP for getting into your Top Ten so often !!!!!!! haha XXXX

  5. I loved your giraffe, hot chocolate, and gardenia descriptions - just lovely. I think that list might be hard to do, but I might give it a shot one of these days.

  6. If I had some patience, I would do this exercise. Well Done Kerry!

  7. Hi Kerry,

    I was wondering if you were interested in being theme queen for mpay on monday. if your interested have a think about it and e-mail your theme by sunday to


  8. Hi Kerry...a couple of days ago I was given a blog award and I wanted to pass it on to you :) I'm so happy that I stumbled across your blog. You can find your award here -

  9. Hi,
    Oh, what a lovely post ! I want to do that list myself. Maybe in a couple (I think I can't spell today...) of days.

    Have a nice day


  10. Love it! So beautifully thought out - I wouldn't know where to start if I tried this list. I love your hot chocolate one :) Enjoy your weekend x

  11. Well my friend, you've totally outdone yourself with this post - fantastic! So creative and insightful, I'm in awe. One day when I grow up I hope to be as awesome - maybe! K xx

  12. Beautifully written and a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing it! - Erin

  13. hehe petal, love the flower description!! have a lovely weekend, jxx

  14. Kerry, I am going to have to ask you to stop putting tunes in my head. I love your blog, I love your topics, especially this one, but, I am not sure if it is good for me to have tunes put in my head. Oh whatever, if I have another glass of red on this cold winter night it won't matter will it?

  15. I love a good challenge! I just might do this in the near future, if I can muster up the time to sit down and THINK about what I'd be. I love your choices, especially the paint brush, car, and pomegranate.

  16. Hilarious...that song is in my head now too. Like the new look around here very much!

  17. Hi Kerry! Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my blog. This is the first time I've stumbled across your blog (through blog this) and I just adore it. Your photos are just beautiful, and the boho style of your design really appeals to me! Thanks again!

  18. What a lovely post!! Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) Hazel

  19. Love it. I love learning as much as I can about people and this is a fun task..Thanks for your lovely comment you lots..Rachaelxx


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