Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Variant Life Form

Variant Life Form

What if you could be any life form you wanted to be? Even better, what if you could change your life form at a whim, or to give it a bit more of a challenge, you could change after living at least one year in your last one? (That’s one year relative to the life expectancy of that life form). Is that something you’d consider? Would you live one year as a fly on the wall? then a year as a whale, traveling the world’s seas? then one year as a mountain goat, living in the highest peaks?

That would be one way to get off the beaten path –  as well as a way to get a grand perspective of life – to live as a different species for a time before experiencing the delights and difficulties of another. Which would you choose? And which do you think would be your favorites?

My selection of variant life forms would include: a seal, as I love the ocean, lying in the sun and seafood; an eagle to soar high in God’s country; and, if nothing else, I’d want to return as me, to finish off life with those I know and love best. 


  1. I would like to if I could come back to "me" and like you said, finish off life with those I love.
    I might be curious to know how a dragon lives...hey if I can dream, might as well go into fantasy lol

  2. I'm not quite that adventurous. I love to paint and to write which might be difficult as a creature of a different species. Thanks for making us think though!

    Mary Montague Sikes

  3. This sort of question brings back memories of college application interviews. If you could be any animal, what would you be? If you could be a color, what hue would you choose? Where do you plan to be in five years? In ten years? Hmmmm. ;-)

  4. That's a good question although I'm not sure I'd want to come back as an animal or bird. Maybe I've watched too much Animal Planet, but most animals eat smaller animals that are still very much alive. Or a larger or more powerful animal, like a lion, would eat them... yikes!


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