Friday, November 02, 2007

What I want for Christmas...

...I want a turret, covered in ivy, with a front door and a back door. And windows. Somewhere I can see the world through 360°. A little bit of castle.

I want guarantees, but nothing big, just things that are worth the paper they're written on.

I want to be able to see squirrels whenever the mood takes me. In fact any foraging creature will do. I just want wildlife on my doorstep. Snuffling noses and twitching whiskers. Quizzical mixed with careless abandon, and a hint of quarry. Failing that a top hat would do.

I want a new heart. In fact I want new insides, better insides. More resilient. Longer lasting.

I want a Sky+ life. A microwave option so I can experience everything quicker if I want to. And slow-mo. To be able to see the world in time lapse whenever I choose. Or freeze frame moments of joy or record them. I don't want to have to rely on my memory. I could live and relive at will.

I want a clean slate.

I want to be able to smell smoke all year round. Do you know what I mean? Not just in the Autumn. I want invisible burning fields, conjuring images of the sun's rays as marble javelins.

I want to be able to mend cars. To be able to know what's wrong with cars and be able to mend them. I want to be able to to tell what's wrong with a car just by listening to it.

I want every penny I've ever wasted.

I want some foresight. Sometimes. Not all the time. Not even most of the time. Just some of the time. But more than that I want serendipity.

And I want cobwebs, in isolation. Not yards of haunted house replicas. Not long abandoned flaky spiderhomes, but fragile, freshly spun, diamond encrusted, architectural miracles.

That's about it.

I don't want much.

I don't want to be King Midas.

4 comments:

D said...

A little premature?

Quote said...

It wouldn't be the first time.

fwengebola said...

I want to be able to stop smoking. That would be fun.

Complex Girl said...

All I want for Christmas is my two front teesh!!

Sorry, couldnt resist!

I love that line about "every penny I ever wasted", that really resonates with me. In fact, the whole post reminds me of a song by Meredith Brooks, "I Need", which is musical irony at it's best for me!