Dancers Anonymous > "Seven Wonders of the World"

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by SDsalsaguy, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World."

    Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

    1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
    2. Taj Mahal
    3. Grand Canyon
    4. Panama Canal
    5. Empire State Building
    6. St. Peter's Basilica
    7. China's Great Wall

    While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so many."

    The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."

    The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the World' are:


    1. to see


    2. to hear


    3. to touch



    4. to taste




    5. to feel



    6. to laugh



    7. and to love."



    The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
    The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! A gentle reminder -- that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand nor bought.
     
  2. bouncybouncyweee

    bouncybouncyweee New Member

    Actually-- does anyone really know what they are? I've always wondered...

    It think that a few of them don't even really exist any more.
     
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Ha! A googler's delight! :D Seven wonders of the ancient world. Only one stills exists, as far as I know -- the pyramid.

    The Great Pyramid at Giza
    The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
    The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassas
    The Colussus of Rhodes
    The Lighthouse at Alexandria

    From http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/list.html
     
  4. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    ...I'd still take the little girl's version any day of the week...
     
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I don't know. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon must have been a sight to see! :lol:
     
  6. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Fair enough... but which one of "her" seven would you trade that for? :wink:
     
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Good point. Wise little girl. :wink: :D
     
  8. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    What's that old saying... "from the mouths of babes..." :wink:
     

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