The dictionary defines a wish as follows:” A desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.” With this definition in mind, I started to think about my desires,longings or strong inclinations. What am I wishing for?
I think it is perfectly normal to start thinking about materialistic things. How about a new camera body, larger monitor or a special High Density filter that will turn my water photographs into a piece of art? Funny enough, if I look at the definition, then I realize that I don`t have a longing or strong inclination for these items. It would be very nice to have them but it is not my heart`s desire.
Sometimes I wish for things that I cannot have. So why wish for it? Because it is a desire and a longing and in my case `longing`goes hand-in-hand with a loss or sadness.
Any person who are separated from their loved ones will understand my desire, my wish, my longing. Sometimes I wish we could all be together for a meal, joking around the table and laughing until my stomach hurts.
Sometimes I wish I could see my loved ones who have passed on, one more time. Tell them that I love them and give them a super size hug.
Sometimes I wish I could have my daughters with me – all the time. Having long conversations with them while I am lying in the bath – the way it used to be.
Sometimes I wish I could have my best friend closer.I miss her so much. Sometimes I wish I could run over to her house with a bottle of wine and chat the night away.
Sometimes I wish I took things slower and did things differently.
There comes a time in your life when it makes no difference if you wish for something or not. At least I find that rings true in my case. Maybe I am at a point in my life where I live with what I have. When I receive something that I have wished for, I go down on my knees and say thank you a thousand times.
I am participating today in a blog hop called Blog-Tag You’re It and this is my contribution. Thank you very much Melissa Tandoc for tagging me. Melissa is a dear friend whom I met through blogging and she blogs at Depth. Please visit her blog when you have a moment. Without even knowing it, she has taught me so much about life.
I am honoured to pass it on to Privy Trifles who blogs at Wingstomywords. I have also met Privy through blogging and I remember a conversation with her once where she told me: “I love your blog because for Me it is like a window to a world I see only in magazines / movies.” Needless to say she renewed my spirits and I appreciate the hand of friendship that she has extended to me. In her own words:
I am like a wave in the sea which constantly goes up and down but still manages to give out a picture of serenity. Very inquisitive about the enigma called LIFE and struggling to carve a niche for myself. I yearn to be a banyan tree and cease being a creeper. I live by the moments that take my breath away and create them whenever possible.