Share Your World — Peanut Butter and Octopus Ink

Share Your WorldIt’s Monday and Melanie is once again asking us to Share Your World with her and with our followers. So here we go.

Do you think psychic abilities exist?

Just to be sure I was answering this question correctly, I looked up the word “psychic,” and this is what Merriam-Webster had to say: Psychic means

Lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge: immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force.

It also means

Sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences: marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding.

I’m a very pragmatic person who doesn’t believe in miracles, in magic, or in the supernatural. That said, I believe there are people who are more insightful, more empathetic, and may have a sensitivity to or keen perception of people and their environments. But as to “psychic,” given the above definitions from Merriam-Webster, my answer is No.

How would you describe peanut butter to someone who didn’t know what it was?

I’d say, “Imagine that you crushed or pureed peanuts and spread that on a piece of bread or a stick of celery.” Of course, if they had never even eaten a peanut, I’d be at a loss.

Why does an octopus squirt ink?

I think they do it to escape danger from predators, like putting on one of Harry Potter’s cloaks of invisibility.

Who are two of today’s greatest entertainers in your opinion? (Can be actors, musicians, singers etc.)

I suppose by “today’s entertainers,” Melanie is limiting us to those who are still living. This is tough because there are so many different genres of entertainers. But I’m going to go with a few who stand out in my mind. Stephen Colbert (and I also like his ice cream), The Eagles (who are great in concert, although I haven’t seen them perform live since the passing of Glenn Frey), and let’s say Frances McDormand (one of the most versatile actors around).

6 thoughts on “Share Your World — Peanut Butter and Octopus Ink

  1. Marilyn Armstrong April 5, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    I actually think we are all a bit psychic. I think animals are also psychic. Things we “pick up on” really are outside the realm of physical science and sensitive to nonphysical forces and influences. And as writers and artists, we are ALL marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding. If we weren’t, we couldn’t do what we do. You don’t have to belong to a religion or believe in any kind of deity to have psychic abilities. You just need to see between the buildings and realize there are castles in the alleys.

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    • Fandango April 5, 2021 / 8:37 pm

      I don’t chalk that up to being “psychic.” I thing a lot of us pay attention, and some have a heightened perception, a greater degree of empathy, more acute awareness. But they don’t cross into the supernatural of paranormal. But that’s just my opinion. What do I know?

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  2. Sadje April 5, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    Interesting answers Fandango. I agree with you on the first one specially.

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  3. Melanie B Cee April 6, 2021 / 8:02 am

    Thank you Fandango for Sharing Your World! I KNEW Stephen Colbert would sneak in there… 😉 LOL. I’ll have to define my questions a bit more concisely in the future because the entertainer could have been anyone (living or dead) whom you think was great. Your answers were just perfect! I liked your thoughts on the psychic question, even though we disagree. I’m an empath, so I have personal experience with ‘psychic powers” BUT I allow that my idea of my ‘talent’ could be the weird brain chemistry that the mental health people treat too. I don’t know either in fact, and each point of view is valid! You explained your viewpoint very well, I expected nothing less though! Thanks again for sharing, and have a great week!

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    • Fandango April 6, 2021 / 10:13 pm

      You have a great week, too, Melanie.

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  4. leigha66 April 8, 2021 / 6:52 pm

    Good choice on the last question… I especially like Frances.

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