Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Djinn Wishes & A Blogfest

With regard to your three wishes: get an attorney to word them- poorly articulated wishes can lead to undesirable results. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes. :)

You might get a djinn to help you out with something if they think it's a good idea too. I wouldn't bank on that though, hence the binding. Djinn must do what you ask if you control the talisman they're bound why the three wishes? Well, the long and short of the story is that the djinn don't grant wishes, except in tales that are teaching us a lesson.

First, lets look at the number three.

We need to rub the lamp/bottle/ring three times. We get three wishes. Both examples suggest the wishes can give us power over any of these three things:

The three worlds - human, djinn, heaven
Spirit, Mind, Body
Past, Present, Future
Creation, Destruction, Sustainance

In these stories, wishes are an enticement for us to release unsavory desires we've bottled up. A way to get us to cross over to the dark side, where the djinn/demon dwells. To have mastery over things that, free will aside, only God is supposed to control. This thinking is why the character who does the wishing ends up in a sorry state (dead/trapped/disfigured/insert horrible circumstance here).

Following that train of's probably better to stay away from djinn wishes and stick to the dandelion. :)

Now, if I won the lottery...

On to Nicole Duclerior's  Bernard Pivot Blogfest. Ten questions. Here goes:

1.What is your favorite word?

Zephyr (Been my favorite since High School - Dare I ask if anyone remembers the poem I wrote for English?- way before I actually discovered Mersin (my home in Turkey) was Zephyrium in the ancient world. Cool, huh? Is this supposed to be a one word answer? Sorry!)

2.What is your least favorite word?


3.What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Ruins (Sorry, I'm odd that way. History speaks to me...)

4.What turns you off?

Loud noises.
 5.What is your favorite curse word?

My new one is frexing. Thanks, Beth Revis!

6.What sound or noise do you love?


7.What sound or noise do you hate?

The sound my dog used to make when she was sleeping, licking her chops. Incessantly.

8.What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Is this a trick question? I'm attempting to be a writer.

9.What profession would you not like to do?

Anything Mike Rowe does. Except maybe the Ford commercials. Those are OK.

10.If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?


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Unknown said...

Great answers, Carolyn! Is that curse word from Across the Universe? I can't wait to read that. And I love how your favorite word sort of predicted something in your future. Cool!

As for three wishes, I would make my #3 request be three more wishes. Is that cheating?

Thanks for playing along!

Alison Pearce Stevens said...

I like the curse word! Nice to meet you, crusader!

Jen said...

Great answers! I love #3...history has always been an obsession of mine :D
Your blog is beautiful!


Summer Ross said...

ruins- it is mysterious and fun to say and brings up so many images- I can see why you picked it as a turn on.

Ciara said...

HI, fellow Crusader. Wow, another blogfest. LOL I'm a follower now. :)

Cherie Reich said...

Frexing is a cool word. :D

Sarah McCabe said...

Hi there. Found your site through the blogfest. Looks very interesting here! I am a lover of ancient history and myth as well. I look forward to learning more about your areas of interest.

Jules said...

This was educational! Attorney required for wishes :) Ruins, they are so dreamy. But Frexing? Now I have the vision of 2 opposite sex body builders getting it on :) You will have to explain that one, do not leave me with this warped vision of mine :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Ha, ha, I'm with you on #8.

Carolyn Abiad said...

LOL! To clarify frexing for Jules: it's root is the Financial Resources Exchange in AND I'm giving away a signed copy on Friday, so be sure to stop by and toss your name in the hat!

Samantha Vérant said...

I just won Across the Universe! And I can't wait to read it. And I love seriously too! : )

Kristin Rae said...

Ok.. hilarious that you say you wouldn't like to do anything Mike Rowe does because my answer to that question was window washing on sky scrapers because of that episode he did of it in Hawaii.. NO THANKS!!

And I say frexing now too ;)

Adriana Noir said...

LOL you #7 is really close to mine! It's nice to meet you!

Old Kitty said...

I love to do the wishing for more wishes bit!! LOL!! Oh but I love the whole concept of three wishes - it's really quite profound!!!

Great answers - zephyr is a lovely word to say and write!!! Take care

Kari Marie said...

I like the word Zephyr. Hmmm. maybe a pretty name for a character? Love your list.

Arlee Bird said...

Good answers. I too am inspired by ruins and old buildings--so many lost stories to be channeled.

Tossing It Out

Diana said...

I "seriously" love your answers.

Fellow crusader and blogfest-er. following you.

LTM said...

oh! Zephyr... and UGH! Yes... I can add "dog licking" to my least favorite sounds. Yuck! :p And writer... or "published author," yes? :o) <3

Margo Kelly said...

Hi! I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

Angela Scott said...

Popped over to check out your answers and saw you're a crusader too.

I'm gonna start using frexing too. It just rolls off the tongue so nicely.

Nice to meet ya. I'm you're newest follower :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Your sidebar tells me I'm killing two birds with one stone. I'm a crusader as well. I can hear that dog licking its chops. Not a pretty sound.

Jessica Bell said...

Ruins! Great answer! :o)

Unknown said...

I was about to say that ruins are so emotive - good call.I love zephyr and hate seriously too :D

Dan said...

Great list, and greetings from a fellow Crusader!


Lola Sharp said...

Several of us chose Dirty Jobs as the jobs we DON'T want.

Fun answers. :)


Southpaw said...

Oh yes old castle ruins, forts, etc. amps up my creative mode too. We have the same answer to #10!

Corinne O said...

O.M.G. my dog licks his chops FOREVER and it is the frexing most awfulest noise on the planet. We hates it!!

Loved your answers. I love the song... *Fly away on my zephyr* is a great visual lyric.

Colene Murphy said...

Oh, that is cool! Frexing. HA! Loved that.

Theres just life said...

I'm with on Ruins. I start imagining all the stories they would tell if only we could hear them.

Pamela Jo

Lisa Nowak said...

#9 cracked me up. Seriously. ;)

Just a fellow crusader stopping by to say hello.

Al said...

Frexing? I am going to have to follow that up.

Hart Johnson said...

I love that 'careful what you wish for' twist--even in realistic fiction, it is one of my favorite things... character thinks they want one thing, but it turns out to be exactly what makes them miserable.

Your swear word makes me think you may want to look up the Fry and Laurie sketch on swearing--it's hysterical. My friend Leanne swears a la Laurie all the time. Cracks me up.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Hi all!

Lots of you are blogger-no-replies, so I want to thank you for stopping by and following!

RosieC said...

Ooh, I like zephyr. Not only is it fun to say, it also looks cool :) Birdsongs are certainly inspirational. Great list!

PT Dilloway said...

From watching the Twilight Zone I know you should never make deals with genies, devils, or anything else; they always have disastrous consequences.

Unknown said...

Hello, fellow crusader!
Stopping by to say hi and to follow you :-)

xx Rach

PS. That sound that you hate? I hate, hate, hate it too!!

Lisa Potts said...

Another crusader here. So nice to meet you.

Ruins are a turn on, aren't they? Nice list.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I hope they pay Mike Rowe a lot of money for what he agrees to do!
Thanks for sharing your answers.

Anonymous said...

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erica and christy said...

:0) glad i clicked on the three wishes link. just finished across the universe (loved it), but i think i'm still stuck on bleep from paranormalcy! christy


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