If I were. . .

I've been tagged by Tulip Girl to answer some questions.

Here's how it goes: I pick 5 occupations out of the list below and post my answers. Then I tag 3 other people to post their answers on their blog. If I tag you, and you don't want to be a part of this, then that is okay. Just let me know and I'll tag someone else.

The "questions": If I could be a scientist...If I could be a farmer...If I could be a musician...If I could be a doctor...If I could be a painter...If I could be a gardener...If I could be a missionary...If I could be a chef...If I could be an architect...If I could be a linguist...If I could be a psychologist...If I could be a librarian...If I could be an athlete...If I could be a lawyer...If I could be an inn-keeper...If I could be a professor...If I could be a writer...If I could be a llama-rider...If I could be a bonnie pirate...If I could be an astronaut...If I could be a world famous blogger...If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...If I could be married to any current famous political figure...

Here are my answers:

If I could be a scientist I would be a theoretical physicist. Since I'm not a scientist, I don't really know what I would be doing but it would involve lots of deep theories, abstract mathematics, and thinking for years on end in a dark room before I finally won the Nobel prize.

If I could be a linguist, I would study rare and dying tribal languages in China or India or South East Asia. I would help others to learn them and preserve them in written form before they are lost. I would promote writing down each language's oral history and legends and publish them in beautifully illustrated editions with artwork done by local people.

If I could be a chef, I would become the greatest Korea chef in the west and introduce Korean food to all those people groups who have been living without kimchi for millennia. I would make "dwen-jang-jji-geh" a household word. (It's a powerful soup made from fermented soybeans. A cousin to Japanese miso, but much stronger and heartier.)

If I could be a farmer, I would grow all organic vegetables from around the world and mentor other young farmers to do the same. I would give 10% of my produce to those in need. (Have you noticed that the poor or needy are always given awful canned stuff that I wouldn't ever want to eat? Not very charitable in my mind.) I would try to pay my migrant workers a fair wage! And I would have a nice tan from being in the sun.

If I could be a lawyer, I would campaign for justice for political and religious refugees and trafficked women and children in international courts. I would strive to change international and national laws to give greater rights to the persecuted. Perhaps I would draft legislation or argue my cause in Congress.

Who shall I tag? Let me look at my blogroll. Hmm. I will tag Testimony and Truth and Theology Mom and Between the Rinse and Spin cycle!

If you don't want to be tagged, just let me know. I may cry for a few days and need some intensive counseling but with time, support, proper medication, and daily visits to my therapist, I will recover.

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