Friday, August 11, 2006

One

One

Last week I didn’t post to Sunday Scribblings and regretted it. This week I get another chance. But I thought long and hard about the assignment last week. Who else might I have been? An astronaut , or even the captain of a starship. A famous artist or rock star. A hermit, or possibly a knight in shinning armor. But when all was said and done. I arrived at this.

I’d be one inch taller.

I’d be one pound lighter.

I’d be better read by one book.

I’d be one year younger.

I’d be one hair less grey.

I’d be more traveled by one country.

I’d be better schooled by one class.

I’d be a better friend by one person.

I’d be a better father by one daughter

I’d be a better husband by one wife

I’d be a better son by one parent

I’d be wealthier by one dollar.

I’d be a better citizen by one deed

I’d be wishing on one more star

I’d be walking by one more mile

I’d be eating one more cheeseburger

I’d be watching one more sunset

I’d be crying one more tear

I’d be singing one more song

I’d be asking one more question

I’d be listening for one more answer


And when I was done being all these things, I’d still be me only a little better.

9 Comments:

At 4:29 AM, Anonymous hundred and one said...

Loved your list!

 
At 7:56 AM, Anonymous bonnie said...

Confucius said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". And this is what you are doing. Well done!

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Alexandra S said...

I enjoyed reading this a lot-very poignant.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger paris parfait said...

It was fun reading your list - and yes, being you the most important!

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Some of those are pretty inspiring. And I like how acheivable the gray hair one is...I've already accomplished that--pluck!

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous alyndabear said...

Great idea - love this "one more, one extra, one less" theme. Excellent!

-Aly

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger lisrobbe said...

great list.

 
At 3:32 AM, Blogger GreenishLady said...

That's wonderful. I loved that idea - transformation in tiny increments, not great big sweeping instant changes. Wonderful portrayal of a deep concept.

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger Laini Taylor said...

What a fun, unusual, attainable list. I love it! The one-inch taller might be a challenge, but the rest seems so possible. Enjoy checking things off!

 

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