January 18, 2001    





If you were reincarnated as an animal, what kind of animal would you be and why?

I wanna be the genetically enhanced fly on the wall. Live for a long time, be too fast to kill, and get to hear all the juicy tidbits.

Firelady, 23
, TX   USA

I'm coming down with a cold and feel in need of pampering, so today I would like to be reincarnated as a house cat, fed dainty tidbits, stroked a lot, and allowed to spend much of my time napping. Were I feeling healthier, I might make a more adventuresome choice.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

A bird...an eagle maybe. Wouldn't it be awesome to fly?!?!?!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Hmm... maybe a horse or a dolphin... I think it would be cool to be able to live in somewhere where it's always warm.

Jeremy, 13
Highlands Ranch

A much loved and indulged Cocker Spaniel.

Laura, 35
, MA   USA

Probably an old fashioned dairy cow on an old fashioned demonstration farm. I would be useful, but have most of the day for my own pursuits.

Jill, 60

A human or a crow, probably, because those are the animals I'm most like.

Karen, 21

Without a doubt, I'd love to be reincarnated as an otter. I watch a lot of animal programs on TV and many of them show the fun otters have. Otters have their serious side but when their work is over, they know how to   have fun!  That's for me!

Reba, 51
, MD   USA

I would be a jungle animal. So much untamed wildreness, perhaps a cat of some sort, preadtorial yet beautiful.

Adrianne, 15

It would have to be an Elephant or Pig:

An Elephant because they are huge, live outdoors in the beautiful wildnerness. They don't have to do anything but appreciate nature, enjoying eating from trees, and hanging out.

A pig because they roll around in the slop and don't care what people thing...I admire that. Supposedly, they are highlly intelligent. Although I am not smart, I did read 36 books last year, so I sure aint illiterate.

I would say Beagles, because of the legendary Big Guy Sarge, but that goes without saying.

Bruno, 31
, CO   USA

A hawk of some kind. They have few natural predators, are beautiful, and get  to fly.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

You know, that is a really hard question for me to answer because I would love to be any animal. I'll say a hippopotamus. Why a hippopotamus? Because they are cool and laid back. And I love saying the word "hippopotamus". It makes me want to giggle, and I always smile.

Lisa J., 22

An eagle or some other badass bird, so I could fly all over and be above everything.

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

A cat, just because I have two, and I think they're really interesting.Also, it must be nice to sleep for half the day!

Dianne, 16
Oshawa, Ontario  CANADA

I wouldn't mind being a turtle. You can get to move around as slowly as you  want and nobody thinks you're being lazy...just normal. You can get to hide inside your own shell whenever you feel threatened or just want to retreat from the world. You can swim for long periods of time, never tiring.

Turtles are cool...and cute. Being a bird wouldn't be bad either...hm. I'd have to think about it some more. Turtle was the first thing that came to mind.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

I would be a bird. Why? Because when you have problems you don't wanna deal with you can a) fly away from them, or b) poop on the head of the person who is causing you trouble. Because you can live in a tree and sing all day and that is all anyone expects from you. Because you can go to a park and there will be some old person that will feed you for free. Nice life.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

I would want to be an elephant. They are such caring and magnificent animals. Their emotions are the same as humans and they even morn their dead the same as us. That just amazes me and I would want to be that.

Stephanie, 25

A cat, they can be mean for no reason and everyone still loves them.

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I think we've already had this question. I would want to be a cat.  They  always look so content!

Susan, 32
, IL   USA

I wouldn't want to be an animal.  Though I would understand becoming reincarnated as a new person as there are so many levels within human existence.  It's natural to work toward ascension.

Tracy E., 30
Los Angeles

That's pretty tough. Probably a bird, because then I could fly. Or perhaps my dog, who is the child my parents always wanted.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

A turtle, because they seem to hold such a quiet wisdom that I have always been fascinated by.

Eric, 18
Beverly Hills

probably a dog - the good, kind gentle sort of domesticated one, because I'm loyal and lovable and a good friend(or so I've been told. . .)

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

in sculpture class today, the teacher gave out the first project outline. we didn't have many questions or much class business to  talk about. he had also brought some sculptor's books for us to look at. so we looked at them and continued to sit there. he said we  could go, if there was nothing else we wanted to talk about. we still just sat there. he looked around and said "what, you guys don't have anywhere to go?" some of us shook our heads, the rest just still sat there. so he told us what we'd be doing in future classes, some  artists we should check out. he stopped talking and we still sat there. he said "you guys really don't have anywhere to go, do you?" if anyone can get a metaphor out of this, that relates to my day,  cheers to ya. if not, ahh..nothing to do, nowhere to go...."hey--don't bored crowds start to riot eventually?" yeah....maybe tommorrow..…

Trisha, 19
New York
, NY   USA

I would like to be reincarnated as an eagle because my favorite NHL goalie is Ed Belfour and his nickname is "The Eagle".

Kevin2, 18
Frazier Park

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