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Saturday, February 18, 2006

If I could rule the world...

Remember the writing activities we used to do in elementary? I think they were intended to calm stundents after lunch recess more so then to spark our creative and unpolluted little minds. The bell would ring and we either lined up or slowly migrated to our classes and reluctantly took our seats, all the while continuing whatever remnants that we could of the games we played outside. Slowly, each child was directed toward the board, awaiting instruction, quietly reading the prompt written in clear, bold, dry-erase marker. "If I could rule the world for a day..."

If I could rule the world for a day... When we were eight we said things like, there would be no bed time and I could eat all the candy I wanted. Then we grew up. We don’t say the things we want to say because by the time we reach 18 we are taught to say more than what we want. We are taught to say what is politically correct and socially acceptable. In fact, we know exactly how we should respond and yet there remains a part of us all that wishes we could say the same silly things we did when we were eight. So now, I ask you (the eight year old you-the you without children, and bills, and responsibility) if I could rule the world for a day...

3 Comments:

Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

So hard not to say the things you're talking about like there'd be peace, no death, or pain. How can you think like that when you're not eight? For me I don't think those things are "just" PC but honestly what I'd wish for. If I MUST be silly then I say there'd be definite shopping without a limit + big balls of bubble gum. ;)

7:20 PM  
Blogger aunt kim said...

hmmm...such a question requires so much thought, yet at eight I am sure I could have written a 10 paragraph essay on this one question. I probably would have asked for longer recess and lunch time at school, unlimited trips to the candy store and playtime outside even when it got dark. Now I'd wish for no more bills, no war, and no illnesses! Great question today!

11:18 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

hmmmm...only one day! nobody has to go to work and every one must spend the day doing something they really, really love with someone they really, really love.

8:41 AM  

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