In Search of the Ideal Reader

It’s Day Four of Blogging Fundamentals and I’ve been asked to become a mind reader. What fun! Actually, the assignment is to create a post for my Ideal Reader. And, while I’m at it, include a new (to me) media element.

At the moment, I am wandering around the white space of Evernote, safely behind the curtain, wishing that I had cookies. Real cookies, home made, warm from the oven. Alas, no cookies. That would require planning ahead. Foreknowledge that I’d be having company in the form of my Ideal Reader showing up to peer over my shoulder and maybe help themselves to a warm cookie or two.

Now I wish that I had read ahead, taken a peek at the assignment before hand, worked up a magic wand and a fancy cape, a bit of off-stage smoke, and Voila! The Ideal Reader! And we could have shared a virtual plate of yummy cookies.

Perhaps a list …? (Have you ever noticed how, sometimes, an ellipse resembles a drum roll? If you answered yes, you go to the head of the Ideal Reader Line. No number required.)

Other aspects of the Ideal Reader:

  1. Grew up reading the backs of cereal boxes.
  2. Curious about the world.
  3. Can be brave in small doses.
  4. Fiercely loyal to SOMETHING that makes no sense to others (often this/these thing(s) can be found in quaint museums, dusty attics, abandoned buildings)
  5. Spontaneously creative for the sheer joy of being engaged in the moment (this includes drawing shapes and / or words on fogged up windows).
  6. You probably have a tendency to avoid being like every body else …
  7. But you are still drawn to the idea of having your own tribe (whatever that means).

Well, that’s a start. Mission to discover the Ideal Reader, begun. Check.

New to me elements … probably not a poll. That’s too much like a list. I’m off to find and embed something just for us, Dear Reader. And since I don’t know what I’m doing (but being brave in small doses, in public, with you), I’m going to try to embed an image from Instagram.

Which doesn’t work. At least not the way that the ‘super easy’ instructions seem to imply. So instead of the embedded image, I’m providing you with the link to an Instagram image of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

UPDATE: I figured out how to embed an actual Instagram photo. Not sure how, just stumbled along until I found a photo that I liked and kept trying until something happened. I prefer the image from the link in the previous paragraph. It’s moody, very much like the sea. But this is nice. Never been there, alas. The aquarium, I mean.

These are the waters in which I first fell in love with the sea. In fact, I became convinced that I had been, once upon a time, a mermaid, in another life. (Add Number 8 to the list: Boundless Imagination.)

 I leave you with one of my own photos …

My tiny plastic Creature of the Black Lagoon, exploring …

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