Answers to questions for Share your World from Sparks from a Combustible Mind for week of March 11, 2019. Very interesting questions.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? If you don’t think Heaven nor God exists, you might want answer by saying something outrageous, just for fun!
I do believe Heaven exists, and I would like to hear God say with a big smile and the look of love that only He can give, “Welcome Home, Child of Mine. You’ve had it rough, but you never stopped believing that I was with You every step of the way! So proud of how you loved others!”
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The death of a beloved child. Nothing that I have endured could have prepared me to bury my child. It just goes against all nature, but it taught me that we can taken nothing for granted in this life, that while there is an order to nature, the days of our lives do not follow a pattern. such as old dying before young. I am thankful for the 30 years I had Malcolm, but no loss is greater, and I have lost my only sibling, a sister, and both parents.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
Lord, let your angels drive with me and for me, so that I don’t hurt anyone. Keep me mindful of the other people around me. Don’t let me forget that they want to get home to their families, so that I don’t do something that will cost someone their car or their life.
I am completely focused on the driving, with the radio down low or off and never a phone near me, not even hands-off. Then, I remember what Douglas taught me: Always ensure that you can see the some street between you and the cars in front of you, to ensure you are a good distance from them and in no danger of hitting them if they stop suddenly.
How would you rate your memory?
One word describes my memory today: Bad.
And lastly, What’s one song that always cheers you up, no matter how blue you’re feeling?
There are two, actually. The Time of My Life, by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and Vickie Winans singing Shake Loose Everything that Binds You Up. Both songs never fail to get me out of my seat and on the floor trying to dance, as I am living proof that not all black folks have rhythm. No matter how blue I am, these two songs make me throw my head back and laugh up a storm!