Do you remember the Sears Wish Book catalog, that came out a few weeks before Christmas? When I was a little girl it was so magical to study every page, sometimes putting a star by the toys I was hoping for. Those catalogs are rare now and kids likely use Twitter to tell their parents what their wish list is for Christmas.
I do still have a holiday wish list, but it no longer includes an Easy-Bake Oven or Chatty Cathy. And pretty much any reasonable material thing I want (not boats and airplanes, but clothes and costume jewelry and a nice dinner out) I can now afford to buy for myself. Sandy and I don’t often exchange gifts because we try to give to each other every day, even a cup of hot tea or the remote control.
But if I had more powers and mojo here’s what I would wish for.
- Peace, love, and understanding. There’s a song about it! The recent political climate in the U.S. has left many of us anxious, angry, and out of sorts. While I’ve been a political animal for many decades, and did volunteer during this last election, I need a rest. More peace in my soul, more love for all the good around us, and more understanding for those who believe differently.
For wishes more easily accomplished than peace, love, and understanding, I wouldn’t mind:
- Christmas Eve in New York City. A light snowfall would be lovely and a brief stay at the Parker Meridien Hotel. The PM is very close to Central Park, and to Fifth Avenue where the historic stores are aglow with displays. There’s an annual Christmas Carol sing-along in Washington Square, and the atmosphere is wondrous.
And easier still, and on my list for Santa:
- A soft checked poncho/cape to throw around me in Florida Winter. A Burberry is out of the budget, but something cozy and affordable like this will be a treat:
- Floral boots; I have been craving them since I saw similar at Anna’s Island Style. Anna’s are sold out, but these are pretty boss. They are like candy for my eyes:
What’s on your list?
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