With thanks to Walt Disney.
Jiminy Cricket taught me to wish.
I grew up in a practical no-nonsense sort of home. We dealt with reality and I don’t remember wishing for much. There was, of course, the blow-out-your-candles wishes and the what-do -you-wish-for Christmas wishes. Other than that wish was not a word I was familiar with. Until Mr Cricket enlightened me. After that, I did wish upon stars. I also understood that wishes and Jiminy Cricket were just magical things that made life fun. But they weren’t real.
Now that I am much older, I still have many wishes. They still seem to be practical.
Here is a list of some of my daily wishes.
I wish the print in the phone book was larger, as well as the printed directions on the back of food packages.
I wish people would use turn signals consistently.
I with the oldies stations were still playing songs from the 60′s.
I wish my grandchildren lived next door.
I wish lids were easier to unscrew, packaged bottled water wasn’t so heavy, things didn’t fall apart so quickly, toilet paper was free, and my cat could talk.
I wish my youngest child finds the job of their dreams.
I wish I could go back in time for a few hours whenever I felt like it.
I wish the litter box was self-cleaning.
I wish I had as much energy as I did 20 years ago.
Oh, and, of course, world peace.
So…. what do you wish for?