Be Careful What You Wish For

Monday, May 24, 2010

Picture: Cartolina Cards from Modern Paper Goods

Somewhere in a parallel universe, the amount of time spent thinking and worrying about something would actually make an immediate and productive improvement in that thing.

And in an even more distant parallel universe, imagine if thinking of things could actually create them. Or maybe, and perhaps better, create the realistic possibility of finding them (or of making them, if that’s your particular bowl of penguins). Because just having things immediately appear would take away the satisfaction of going hunting for something. But imagining, say, a gored spotted skirt or a marble topped table and knowing that, having thought of it, it would be out there somewhere, would take away the frustration of something seemingly obvious just doesn’t appear to exist. It’s not the effort that I’m averse to. It’s the endless hunting for things that aren’t.

Knowing my luck, if the universe changes to do this, it will only make these wondrous thought-of-things available from places that don’t ship to Australia.

Picture: Bien Manger, recently discovered via David Lebovitz

I suspect that the indictment to be careful what you wish for would apply in spades to these thoughts. But given the likelihood of the actually eventuating, I figure it’s safe to dream...

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on May 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM

I'm actually still seeking a red riding hood type cape to no avail so it would indeed be wondrous if I could imagine it and it would appear! But perhaps I'd use it in case of emergency :)

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