Saturday, September 5, 2009
Remember when you were a little kid, and you heard that you could throw a coin into a water fountain or a well and make a wish that would come true?
I've always liked the magic in that idea. Making wishes. Sometimes I've even wished for something trivial and it immediately came true.
I thought, "I hope I didn't just waste a wish." Like if I had only wished for world peace instead of a good parking space, it might have come true.
Reading Relyn's blog post about wishing made me think about birthday wishes and all kinds of wishes. One time when my co-workers gave me a cake, I was told that not only will your wish come true when you blow out the candles, but that you get a second wish when you cut the first piece of cake.
All those wishes I missed out on over the years! Now I tell everyone on their birthday. "Make your second wish!"
It also reminds me of that wishing warning. "Be careful what you wish for." All the myths and language that we have tied up in wishing fascinates me. Maybe that's why I love the name of the blog your wishcake. Isn't that the coolest name and concept?
I've decided to borrow a little something from her blog. Her idea for a birthday request. For her birthday, she does a birthday delurk post! I really like that idea. So as part of my birthday month celebration, I'm encouraging any lurkers to delurk. Please leave a comment and let me know who you are!
And do you want to know the best part? It's called "a wishing post" because if you leave a comment, and make a wish, your wish* will come true!
Also, one of my small and frequent wishes around this time of year is for sunflowers. I found these beauties at the farmer's market on Thursday. What a treat!
*Disclaimer - No wishes on this post are guaranteed to come true. Sorry people! I still hope that they do!
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