Greek Gods and Goddesses

When I was in the fifth grade I read Homer’s The Iliad, I was so hooked! I began to read everything I could get my hands on regarding the ancient gods and goddesses. I watched every film ever made regarding the subject. Even the cheesy ones and those were plentiful. I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be a demi-goddess, I chose demi-goddess because I wanted to look youthful for a long time, however I did not want to live forever. That would mean outliving any children I might have in the future (remember I was 11 at the time). I tried to find the exact goddess I wanted to be, there was none that really fit the bill. I decided to make up my own. I wanted to be a time traveler, not to change history mind you, more of an observer of history. I had no desire to travel to the future. As I grew up I realized that I was not going to achieve that goal, I did manage to achieve the youthful looking part however. So, I decided that I wanted to be a historian, an observer of events if you will. You should have seen the look on my father’s face when I revealed that goal. He told me there was no way I could make a living from it. But it would make a nice hobby. He then said you should be an accountant. LOL. OMG! The absolute horror! He should have known better than to make that comment, he knew I could not add two plus two. I absolutely hate numbers. Well I grew up, got married, had a passel of kids, got a divorce, did not become an official historian, nor did I achieve the goal of demi-goddess. However, I have achieved motherhood, friend (I have really good friends!), nerd with geeky tendencies, and all around American Woman. I think that is good for now. I still have yet to grow up so I may just yet achieve the goal of demi-goddess, you never know. They have made really good advances in modern science lately….. Oh I never told my dad about wanting to follow the path of the greek gods. He was a Baptist Deacon…. He would never have understood that one!

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