Friday, May 02, 2008

if wishes were horses...

inspired by jaime's beautiful post on making a wish and a desire to think happier thoughts than yesterday's post...
i wish...

...the house was finished and i was writing this from my beautiful new "writing house" in the garden.

...there was no such thing as slugs.


...that there was really such a thing as a star trek-style transporter and i could just blink and find myself in singapore on monday, rather than flying 19 hours.
...that i could meet and hang out in botswana with mma ramotswe from the #1 ladies' detective agency.


...that i could really fly like i do in my dreams.
...that i could stop being such a horrible procrastinator.


...that i could go wild asparagus hunting with my mom...
...and hunting for morels with my dad. right now.


...that i could wander a ruin and feel the ancient winds of time blowing over me, washing me in the echoes of the memories of all of those who once walked there.
...that i was lying on the bridge in the pasture down by the lake, looking up at the stars, listening to the frog song from the creek below and feeling the warm breeze of a summer evening wash over me as i breathed in the smell of prairie grass.
...that every parent of every child in the world cherished that child and enabled them to grow into the person they were meant to be.

5 comments:

Barb said...

Beautiful post, you were the storyteller and I was the child sitting at your feet enraptured. Lovely pictures as well. Barb

julochka said...

hi barb--thank you so much! took the pictures in my garden this very day. :-) i needed to think happy thoughts after having that austrian story weigh heavily on my mind for several days...

TheElementary said...

Anyone who can wrap the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Star Trek, wild asparagus and frogs into a clever, cohesive and heartening piece of writing deserves all she wishes for.
Just lovely. Especially your last sentiments- wow.

julochka said...

i do so adore mma. ramotswe and captain picard...thank you for your very sweet words. :-)

Jaime said...

Those are wonderful wishes.

I wish there were no such thing as slugs too, including the slimy trails they leave behind them.

I am so longing for a warm summer night...star gazing...listening to the frogs and the crickets...sigh.

Wonderful imagery.