Jellomarx started the short list meme, and Joan followed, so here I am. I'm sure this list will change with time, but this is what comes on a rainy winter night.
40 things I want or want to do. The single asterisks are things I've done, the doubles are things I'll never do. The rest are, as Joan says, a bucket list.
Get married *
Have and raise children *
Gain two daughters-in-law *
Trek in the Everest region of Nepal *
Travel well and to many places *
Go up in a balloon *
Fly a hang glider for a very short time *
Have plants as well as people and animals for friends *
Hug a tree and be hugged by a tree *
Drive a boat *
Not be afraid to admit when I need therapy, somatic, or spiritual work *
Bicycle over the pass at Red River, New Mexico *
Attend two Rose Bowls and two Super Bowls *
Enjoy many seasons of fall leaves.
Play a musical instrument well **
Climb Kilimanjaro **
Go to the moon **
My Bucket List:
Write what helps others and myself, inspire.
Visit Death Valley.
Travel more in New Mexico, Montana, and Colorado.
See more glaciers before they are gone.
See my grandchildren.
Deepen friendships and family connections.
Be less judgmental.
Be the example I want to see in the world.
Write poetry even if no one reads it.
Read more books and poems.
Be there for another.
Hold someone’s hand as they die.
Meet more plants.
Be and see peace.
Spend more time in Inverness and along the coast.
Finish reading the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.
Allow myself more meditation time.
Spend more time outdoors.
Talk to the stars more.
Dance, sing, love, laugh, celebrate and go to the opera and symphony more.