The Question of the Month is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined. The first Monday of each month I'll be answering a question posed by Michael prior to event day. Click on the link to his blog for more participants.
Here is this month's question:
"What are three things that you'd do tomorrow if you weren't blocked by fear?"
This is a tough question for me. There are many things I might consider doing if I had the finances to do them. Fear can come in many forms as well so maybe I would need to define what fear is for me. Then of course I would have to consider my current physical state. There are some daring things that might be exciting to consider but could I do them? I doubt whether you'll find me climbing a mountain no matter if I could afford it or not.
In the final analysis it would not be so much fear that might hold me back from doing certain things as it would be a certain lack of boldness and initiative. Also how would my doing certain things affect my home and family life? Taking steps toward doing one thing often entails sacrificing certain other things in life that can impact how I live my life now.
So what would I do tomorrow if I weren't particularly blocked by my concern over the possible outcome? Here's my three:
1) Skydiving is an idea that thrills me, but I'd have to overcome some fears to do it.
2) Some kind of underwater activity like scuba diving sounds exciting, but I have a fear of large bodies of water or places where I could possibly drown.
3} I'd like to be on top of a mountain but getting there seems somewhat frightening to me. But yeah, I'd like to make it to the top of a mountain which could entail climbing. It's something that's unlikely to happen.
What does fear prevent you from doing?
Battle of the Bands Results
The Battle this round was between Sia and Jimmy Little with their renditions of "Under the Milky Way". Maybe I need to get in the horse race business because this Battle was another close one.
My vote for Jimmy Little never wavered though I thought Sia offered a formidable threat with her spacey trippy version of the song. I did like what Sia did with this song, but the lure of the cool jazz, the horn riffs, and the female background singer in Little's version won me over the most as it did many of you.
Final Vote Tally:
Sia 16 votes
Jimmy Little 18 votes
Another Battle comes up on Wednesday July 15th. For the next one I'm going to stay with a space theme using a song that first debuted in 1940 and then made its biggest splash on the charts eleven years later. A ton of artists have recorded this song over the years which gave me plenty to choose from in order to stage a good battle.
Any guess as to my next song choice?