Thursday, December 06, 2007

December Wishlist

I don't know many of you. Maybe, if you were all live pine needles  or carpeting the forests of the world , I'd know a smidgeon of one of you. Even with the assumption we've never met, I can still have a wish or thousand for you. 
I can wish that, if you have an addiction, you seek help and recovery from it before it destroys you or your co-dependents. 
If you have children who are in danger from guns, gangs, or poverty, that they survive long for a shot at a good life. 
There are a lot of gadgets that you don't need but might want, and there are handbags that will steal thousands of dollars from you. I wish that you don't get these things because they will diminish you one way or another in the long run.  
If you can't get to sleep at night, because of pain, guilt, worry, or self-pity, I wish you would be able to sleep as soon as your head hits your pillow. I wish you a "just right' pillow. 
If you are holding back, I wish you become a person who gives forth.  
If there is a committee meeting in your mind that is messing with your will, I hope you can kick the creeps out so that you can listen to the single, sure voice that is yours. If your true voice is distorted or mad, I wish that it would become clear, comforting, and aware of the truth. 
 Truth exists. It's easy to ignore because it can either be quite soft spoken or so intense that you may not care to acknowledge it, but truth  exists and loves to be discovered by you. 
I wish that you are able to understand the people, places and things around you and that you learn which of these is of most value to you; I wish too, that on more than just a few marvelous occasions, the people in your life understand you. 
If you are alone, I wish it to be your preference, and if you are trying to feel less alone, I hope you succeed. 
I wish that you enjoy having the nose you were born with, and that you and your body are on reasonably friendly terms. 
Maybe if I stop writing now, I'll be able to sleep; I'm rather tired. I wish you a good night's sleep.
Oh, of course, I wish that someday soon, (tomorrow!) that you are able to live in a  peaceful world. Good-night, stranger mine.


Ginger said...

Oh Nonnie, this is perfectly lovely and so kind! Truth and sleep are two of the best wishes anyone could have fulfilled; thank you, friend mine.

Martin Heavisides said...

Good list generally. You might want to rethink wishing children at risk from guns a "shot" at a new life. The metaphor seems uncomfortably close.