Wishing On

Greetings, dear readers.

Do you have those days when you aren’t sure what you‘re looking for and you look around for a lens that might help you find it? For me, that lens is often a quote, usually found by chance in some random corner of the internet or in something I’m reading.

Today I was in a wishing mood, the kind of wishing that involves alternate realities that aren’t this one. It’s easy to do, there are any number of aspects of the Here-Now that are a degree or two (or thirty) off of perfect. And then, I came across this:

You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Well, that yanked the chain a bit.


The quote was a reminder that if I intend for things to be different, it’s time to stop wishing and start doing.

Like this tiny Sachem Skipper, time to brave the porcupine, find a flower, fly.

This is the first Sachem I’ve found this year, as the teasel have come into full bloom. Now that I’m finally looking in the right places, perhaps other treasures are next.


Readers, I hope there are treasures in your days. Stay well and safe, I am grateful you are here. Your thoughts are always welcome – they are moderated, and I do read them all!

2 thoughts on “Wishing On

  1. One of the biggest gifts from Open Mike is that I can hear people’s voices when I read their work.:)

    I appreciate the photo….and the message. Thanks you!

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