Thanks to the magic of Hulu, I’ve discovered some great new-to-me shows. My favorite one to date was Jeremiah. It is cool to see Dylan from 90210, Theo from the Cosby Show and Mikey from The Goonies in very different roles.
Recently we watched an episode in which the three main characters are presented with the possibility to be granted any wish. Most of the episode focused on how two of the three didn’t believe their wishes would be granted anyway. This got me thinking about how I would use my wish.
Of course there is the beauty pageant option of “world peace” (which also happened to be the request of Whistler in the movie Sneakers).
I also considered the possibility of giving it to someone I love who is in more need than I am at the moment.
Another option would be the selfish one: Live a long, healthy, happy life.
So hard to choose. How would I use the wish?
Just like when I fantasize about how I would spend my lottery winnings, I thought long and hard about this one, even though it will never happen. One wish kept recurring in mind. It was a simple request for information that would remove a great deal of weight off my shoulders. The question I want answered: What career would I be good at, enjoy, where I could actually find a job, and that pays an acceptable salary?
While I am back among the employed (and covered by health insurance!), I know this is not a forever job for me, not that those exist any more. If I could start working towards that perfect-for-me career pursuit, I would be prepared when another of those ever-present opportunities come my way. Mentally I keep coming back to the supposedly dystopian world of The Giver and wishing to have that insight!
Then again, isn’t that the same as jumping to the end of the book and finding out who did it before letting the story be told? Would I be spoiling the surprise and depriving myself of the joy of discovery? Right now I’m tired of the chase and getting everything handed to me wrapped in a pretty bow sounds good … until I stop and think about it.
What would your one wish be? or What new-to-you television shows have you discovered lately?