Since I'm going to indulge in some magical thinking, I thought I'd take some time to analyse the kind of wish I'd like to make. There's the birthday wish where you blow out the candle. But that's a long time from now. I could borrow my granddaughter's magic wand. But that's kind of ad hoc wishing. You know, turning things into other things and making lots of sparkles and glitter. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
I have already decided that my wishing will be quite selfish. I could wish for world peace or daily flights to Mars for all but those are more projects than wishes. No, I'm going for the genie-in-the-lamp, three-wishes-to-a-customer deal. Having heard " Be careful what you wish for" so often in my life, I think I'll have a better chance of not messing up if I have three wishes. And, having that caution in the back of my mind, I'm going to be quite thoughtful about my choices. So here are my three wishes...
First, I wish that all the grandkids lived next door to us - or at least on the same block. I think that having them so close would be just wonderful. I never really knew any of my grandparents as they lived clear across the country in a time when travel wasn't as easy as now. Even when they don't live thousands of kilometers away, we're all so busy with our lives that we have to make the time to see each other.
My second wish is that my body could keep up with my mind. I suspect that the bod has always been the slower partner in this race but the brain's lead is lengthening. Each morning I think of
And, third, I wish that it only rained at night. Each day would be clear-skied and sunny. While I don't really dislike the rain - I'm pretty used to it - I do hate gardening in the rain. This is the season when there is work to do every day. If only the rain would stop. Not forever...just in the day-time. I think that would be the perfect weather solution.
There they are. I'm sure that like the jokes, there are definite ways in which these wishes could backfire. But it doesn't really matter, does it? They're only wishes.