On Bucket Lists

On Bucket Lists
On Bucket Lists. You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ 'Has your life brought joy to others?’” Both are important questions that are hard to answer. We search for joy but don’t know it when we find it and how do we bring joy to others. I have to tackle both questions in the simplest manner that can take care of those around me. But a bucket list is not about a search for joy or solving all the world’s problems. The list is forever changing, growing and contracting as time goes by. It will be concerned mostly with travel and food. Now my wife points out that any thing I have already done should not be on my list. I agree with her therefore I have eliminated those things.

• To camp in the Grand Canyon FORGET THIS

• To sail a catboat in the Gulf of Mexico
• Thrown a coin in the Fontana di Trevi in Rome, I should have done this when I was there.DONE
• To take a hot air balloon over Napa ValleyOR SAN MIGUEL de ALLENDE
• To visit the Lodge at Yosemite National Park
• To white water raft down the Rio Grande
• See a green iceberg DONE
• Have enough to retire gracefullyDONE
• Raise my own escargot - This is harder than expected FAILURE
• See a full eclipse
• Whale watch DONE
• Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
• Appreciate grey hair DONE
• Ride a gondola in Venice, too cheap didn’t spend the one hundred dollars
• See all fifty states
• Moped in BermudaTOO OD FOR THIS
• Spend New Year’s eve in Times Square ONLY THE EARLY EVENING
• Write what I remember before I forget TRYING

The bucket list just got shorter!