DAY 6 Blog Challenge is: If you only had three wishes what would they be? (no wishing for more wishes).
I’ve given this thought all day and I find myself torn by several questions. First, I have put my husband in the role of the genie who keeps asking me what I want to wish for. At first, I laughed and then as the day wore on I took all this a bit more seriously.
Consider the potential power of three little wishes. Could you change the world? What would you change that would do the most good? How do you know that what you do would stay good and wouldn’t ultimately trigger something very bad? Do you do moral things or monetary ones? Do you heal or give medicine for the long-term? What is the best approach?
Can you wish for knowledge so you will know? But you can’t see the future. Do you wish for precognition? And isn’t that like magic? So do you become a wizard? How about a philosopher’s stone? Or maybe you should deal in alchemy? Can you change the universe this way?
At what point does “doing” become “too much?”
Do you do something dorky like saying, “I wish for world peace!” and then watch the world fall into an apathetic apoplexy? Does taking away the struggle make us less likely to survive?
Three little wishes. Wow. There are so many implications.
So here is my answer: I’ll get back to you. There is no easy answer and I’m not making any rash wishes. So, Genie, stand by. I’ll call you when I’m ready. I have the potential to change the world. And that is a scary thing.
Sorry, that’s the best I can do.
ON THE DESK: I finished the Kevin Hearne novel, HUNTED. Short review on Goodreads if you want to see. Praise for Hearne. Love him. Next up, the Mortal Instruments series (because of the movie). Yes, I know its more YA but hey, I adored the Harry Potter books! So, here’s hoping.
IN THE PEN: Now that this book of poetry is done, I’m working on other projects like the book trailer and my mystery novel. It was suggested that I do a second book of poetry for next fall and call it “Dead Bones.” You know, I am considering it…
SOCIAL MEDIA: I just want to make a comment about Twitter. Am I the only person out there who follows people because I want to without expecting them to follow me back? Oh sure I unfollow some people who don’t follow me. But I do go out and seek to follow some folks just because I’m interested in them and I don’t get upset if they don’t follow me back. However, it seems to me lately that it is all about “the follow.” If you don’t immediately follow people, you get dropped like a hot potato. OR, once you follow them back, they take two days and then drop you, maybe hoping you won’t notice and stay with them. Ha. But honestly, what happened to just following because you care? Am I outmoded for thinking this?
GUEST BLOGGER: New Guest selected! Who will SHE be?? Let me just say that she’s a very successful author. Stay tuned!