Friday, April 27, 2007

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment #162: Karma Chameleon

"My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others."

-Gillian Anderson

Hey! Welcome to the first of the reader-submitted Weekend Assignments, in which I've chosen topics suggested by you, the lovely and talented By The Way readers.

This week's question is a head scratcher of a poser, from Astaryth.

Weekend Assignment #162: Reincarnation is a fact and you are going to come back as some type of animal. What kind would you prefer and why?

Extra Credit: Do you think you have good Karma or bad? Do you believe in Karma?

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

Hmmm... Reincarnation you say? I am definitely going to come back as an animal? Not a person? An animal? What animal would I come back as? That's easy... I am most certainly going to come back as a common, everyday, house cat. Yep. Probably a gray tabby cat, like my first ever tabby, Chloe. :) How do I know for sure that is the animal I would come back as? It's easy. More than one ex-boyfriend... and current husband... lol... have felt compelled to point out that I have one or more kitty-cat like habits and or traits. ;) Apparently, I am somewhat "aloof," I am "witty," I am "persuasive," I "sneak about," and I can be a little "catty" towards others at times. Particularly females. Alan says that I sleep with one hand tucked under my chin, like it's a paw. Which I do. And theres the fact that I love taking naps in direct sunlight. But now to my credit Alan, and the others, also admitted that I can be quite friendly, clean, adventurous, and very affectionate as well, so at least it isn't that I am just a big fur ball of negativity! WINK! :)

Extra Credit: Over all I think I have good Karma. I am a happy girl most of the time, which isn't to say life has always been a non-stop whirlwind of HAPPY, HAPPY JOY, JOY moments, but I have always been able to eventually get my humor on! Looking for the humor in life really does help.

Do I believe in Karma? Well, what I believe is that what goes around, comes around, and most of the time you will be treated the same as you treat others. Most of the time. I also believe due to free will, a lot about life is random. Shrug. Personally, I just try to do the best I can. :)

"How people treat you is their Karma; how you react is yours."

- Dr. Wayne Dyer


"Cats Stare" By Teo Alfonso


DesLily said...

good response Carly... and no I'm not surprised that you would come back as a house cat! heh..

love the painting you used..did you do it?

Astaryth said...

I love the kitty painting? I'm with deslily.. Did you paint it?

I LOVE the quote by Dr. Dyer. That sums it up well.

Carly said...

Hi :)

No, the painting was done by artist, Teo Alfonzo. It is titled, "Cats Stare." It is credited in the bottom left of the entry. That is where I post the information for each graphic I use, including my own original photography. :)