I'm thinking a fragrant, lukewarm bath is in order. Summer pajamas. Then the books. I wish I could read by fireflies, like I did as a little girl one summer night when I was nine. I loved it. The fireflies did not, I think. I let them all go the next morning and not a one of them looked back and said, "Hey, thanks for the hospitality. Loved the holes you punched in the jar lid."I wish a lot, too. Don't you?
Also, I wish we could have fireflies in winter. Wouldn't THAT be pretty? Those little lanterns against the snow? Someone once said to me, "Boy. You sure wish for things a lot." And I said, "SO?????" I should have said, "I wish it wouldn't bother you so much."
~ Elizabeth Berg
** I wish to travel back in time to that perfect night when Jeffrey first held my hand. We were in a clearing in the middle of the woods and the sky was lit by a million stars. More than twenty years later, I still feel that same delighted fizz when we hold hands. Still, I'd like to live that night again.
** I wish for an old fashioned bathtub, the kind that keeps the water hot for hours and is deep enough to sit in and still soak to the chin.
** I wish air travel were as cheap and convenient and fun as road trips. That way I could visit far away friends and family much more often.
** I wish I had a first edition, autographed copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
** I wish I had the good manners and generous spirit of Atticus Finch.
** I wish I could sing just once with an amazing singer. Just me and him and a piano. Nobody else around. Somebody like Frank, Willie, Bono, or Aaron.
** I wish I could start working on my doctoral degree. For free.
** I wish I could find season two of McLeod's Daughters for cheap.
** I wish Domino, Country Home, and Mary Englebreit's Home Companion would come back.
** I wish I could be sure that I actually did manage to teach all of my students to love reading.
** I wish parents would work a little harder to teach their children good manners.
** I wish it were still as much fun as it used to be to sneak reading in bed by candlelight.
** I wish sugar and chocolate were healthy and fiber was bad for you.
** I wish my kitchen were big enough to hold two adults at a time.
** I wish I could be funny when I write.
** I wish she would hurry up and write another book.
** I wish we could have fireflies in winter. And one snowfall each summer.
** I wish I could write one perfect fairy tale. For Sloane.
What about you? What are you wishing for?
The wonderful picture is by scottwills.