Make a Wish
Tonight, while catching up on my shows (thanks to dvr) I glanced at the clock and noticed that it was 11:11 pm. Without thinking, I closed my eyes and made a wish.
For the first sixteen years of my life, every time I had the chance to make a wish I always wished for the same thing – a dog. I finally got my wish on Fourth of July weekend when my mom drove me to the country and we returned with Kobi (see “My Muses” page for a photo). It was one of the best days of my life.
I also remember those first few months following his long awaited arrival, and how every time I lost an eyelash or caught the white billowy top of a dandelion floating by, I couldn’t think of anything to wish for. I had been wishing for the same thing for so long (with no hope in sight) that I had never considered wishing for anything else.
Since then, I’m sure I’ve made lots of little wishes on birthdays or at the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve, but I can’t remember what they were or if they came true. And I can’t remember when I adopted my new wish, but over the years it has stuck in my head and is still the only thing I wish for when the opportunity (birthday or superstitious) presents itself. “I wish that everything in my life turns out exactly as You intend it for it to be.” Guess I finally realized that it can’t get any better than that.