It’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).