Monday, March 23, 2009

Ayayay

If the world would stop abusing children, I'd be okay with that.
If people would drive less aggressively, I'd be okay with that. 
If we could all be given one hour a day to appreciate art without interruption, I'd be okay with that.
If I could overcome my aversion to classic literature, I'd be okay with that. 
If blogging meant I was a real live writer and I was eligible to camp out at the Hugo House and smoke cigars, I'd be really okay with that.
If I didn't make mistakes in friendship, I'd be okay with that.
If cancer didn't eat up families and plans and dreams, I'd be okay with that.
If schizophrenia didn't paralyze people with untapped potential, I'd be okay with that, too.
If I could refrain from crying during Oprah, or refrain from admitting I like Oprah, I'd be okay with that.
If I could have a limitless shopping spree at Costco, I'd be extremely okay with that.
If I made an appearance on Jay Leno as a very popular guest, I'd be okay with that.
If I understood all the literary allusions I came across in NYTimes Op-Eds, I'd be okay with that.
If I could have my mom's strawberry cake and eat it, too, I'd be okay with that.
If I could have a wee babe right now and not be at all interrupted, I'd be okay with that.
If I could make sure that all the people I love are within walking distance from my house, I'd be okay with that.

See? I'm not hard to please. I'm okay with a LOT of stuff.

3 comments:

Brittany said...

Oh, I just love this. You are wonderful, Hol!!

Allie said...

I haven't tried Anchovies & Olives, but I have gone to Oddfellows and I really enjoyed it! I got a lovely chicken salad and a PBR... I don't drink the most high-brow beer labels... I'm glad they sell it there. I can't wait to go back and try more from the menu.

kelsrenee said...

I would be ok if you had a wee babe.