When I think about wishes, right away I think of the childhood wishing rhyme, “Star Light, Star Bright First star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might Have the wish I wish tonight.” Or the Jiminy Cricket Song from Pinocchio – “When You Wish Upon a Star…Makes no difference who you are…Anything your heart desires…Will come to you…”
Raise your hand if you’ve ever wished upon a star. Pretty much everyone, right? A friend of mine always said “If Wishes and Dreams were Candy and Nuts, it’d be Christmas every day”. I’ve often found myself repeating that to Princess Nagger if she’s pushing for something that just isn’t in the budget right now. You know, like a Nintendo 3DS. How do you tell an 8-year old her wishes just aren’t in the budget?
I don’t have to wish for a great vacation, because so far our vacation couldn’t be better. You did know we’re on vacation, right? Oh, sorry – we’re hanging out in Corn Country (aka Iowa). Well, OK, if I’m being honest, it’d be even better if we were all hanging out on the sandy beaches of the Caribbean – but for now, the back deck of my sister’s house is a good runner-up since we’re surrounded by family.
If we’re talking about big wishes, and if money (and time) weren’t an issue, I’d love to tour the wine country in Italy – you know, since it’s known as the ‘birthplace for most wines’. I’ve always enjoyed a good wine (duh), and Italy does produce some great ones. Since I make my own wine, going to ‘the source’ would be a great learning experience…well, that and I could drink lots of Italian wine! And who wouldn’t want to see this in person:
I can definitely understand the passion that winemakers have and the need to learn about all sorts of different grape varieties and which grapes make a better wine. Being able to experience that in person would be a dream – or wish – come true for me.
“Who said that every wish would be heard and answered, when wished on the morning star? Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it, look what it’s done so far. What’s so amazing that keeps us star gazing? And what do we think we might see?” Author Unknown
Have you wished upon a star lately? What’s your wish?
This Wishful Spin Cycle was brought to you in part by Jen, who as Sprite’s Keeper probably fields a lot of wishes from/for Sprite. Stop by and check out the other Star Gazing Spinners – you might find you’re wishing upon the same star!